All the Hidden Truths

All the Hidden Truths

All the Hidden Truths is the story of a tragic shooting at an Edinburgh college and its aftermath. It is narrated by three women at the heart of the story - the mother of a victim and the mother of the shooter, and DI Helen Birch who is tasked in solving the case. The book is both a "knotty crime novel" and a story of grief "trying to make sense of something that defies re All the Hidden Truths is the story of a tragic shooting at an Edinburgh college and its aftermath. It is narrated by thre...

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Title:All the Hidden Truths
Author:Claire Askew
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Genres:Mystery
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:352 pages pages

All the Hidden Truths Reviews

  • michelle
    Jul 22, 2018

    Wow this book was intense from the first page, it was emotional and shocking to read. We have all seen stories in the press about shootings in American schools, but this brings it home of how you would feel if you?re family was involved In the shooting or was a victim of the shooting...

    All the Hidden Truths by Claire Askew was a very disturbing and emotional story of a shooting at a college in Scotland. Twenty year old Ryan walked into his college and shot dead thirteen female students and then himself. The community are devastated and angry and the anger turns on Ry...

    'All the Hidden Truths' is Claire Askew's debut novel, inspired by real-life events happening throughout America, and is both highly compelling and utterly heartbreaking. It was the winner of the 2016 Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize, and longlisted for the 2014 Peggy Chapman-Andrews (Brid...

    Oh my word this book. Such beautifully poetic writing, such a topical and emotive subject, ripped straight from the headlines and given a human, heartfelt and authentic voice. A genuinely absorbing and incredibly emotional character drama centering around the aftermath of a college ...

    This is the story of a tragedy, seen through the eyes of three women. One day, a young man walks into a college in Edinburgh and kills several people, before killing himself. We see events from the points of view of D.I. Helen Birch, in charge of the case on the first day of her promot...

    The utter worthiness of this school shooting novel is very tiring, as are the constant gushings, squalls, fountains, nay, veritable typhoons of human tears on every page. Well, it's a sad subject. I suppose it?s the Scottish equivalent of We Need to Talk About That Psycho Kevin but w...

    Book reviews on www.snazzybooks.com All The Hidden Truths is a stunning, emotional read which addresses some very difficult themes with sensitivity and realism. Although classed as a crime novel, this novel feels more like a portrait of the feelings and effects of such a horrible ...

    Claire Askew's "All the Hidden Truths" is one of those books that I could see being turned into a BBC drama. It has that feel to it. The story line is very topical and the way it is told (from three points of view) makes it very emotive for a number of reasons. This isn't a story about...

    All the Hidden Truths by Claire Askew is a gripping psychological thriller about a college student walking into Three Rivers college and shooting and killing thirteen women and then himself. The story starts with Moira Summers witnessing the aftermath of an accident with a young guy ...

  • Paul Bryant
    Aug 23, 2018

    Wow this book was intense from the first page, it was emotional and shocking to read. We have all seen stories in the press about shootings in American schools, but this brings it home of how you would feel if you?re family was involved In the shooting or was a victim of the shooting...

    All the Hidden Truths by Claire Askew was a very disturbing and emotional story of a shooting at a college in Scotland. Twenty year old Ryan walked into his college and shot dead thirteen female students and then himself. The community are devastated and angry and the anger turns on Ry...

    'All the Hidden Truths' is Claire Askew's debut novel, inspired by real-life events happening throughout America, and is both highly compelling and utterly heartbreaking. It was the winner of the 2016 Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize, and longlisted for the 2014 Peggy Chapman-Andrews (Brid...

    Oh my word this book. Such beautifully poetic writing, such a topical and emotive subject, ripped straight from the headlines and given a human, heartfelt and authentic voice. A genuinely absorbing and incredibly emotional character drama centering around the aftermath of a college ...

    This is the story of a tragedy, seen through the eyes of three women. One day, a young man walks into a college in Edinburgh and kills several people, before killing himself. We see events from the points of view of D.I. Helen Birch, in charge of the case on the first day of her promot...

    The utter worthiness of this school shooting novel is very tiring, as are the constant gushings, squalls, fountains, nay, veritable typhoons of human tears on every page. Well, it's a sad subject. I suppose it?s the Scottish equivalent of We Need to Talk About That Psycho Kevin but w...

  • Lucille
    Jun 24, 2018

    Wow this book was intense from the first page, it was emotional and shocking to read. We have all seen stories in the press about shootings in American schools, but this brings it home of how you would feel if you?re family was involved In the shooting or was a victim of the shooting...

    All the Hidden Truths by Claire Askew was a very disturbing and emotional story of a shooting at a college in Scotland. Twenty year old Ryan walked into his college and shot dead thirteen female students and then himself. The community are devastated and angry and the anger turns on Ry...

    'All the Hidden Truths' is Claire Askew's debut novel, inspired by real-life events happening throughout America, and is both highly compelling and utterly heartbreaking. It was the winner of the 2016 Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize, and longlisted for the 2014 Peggy Chapman-Andrews (Brid...

    Oh my word this book. Such beautifully poetic writing, such a topical and emotive subject, ripped straight from the headlines and given a human, heartfelt and authentic voice. A genuinely absorbing and incredibly emotional character drama centering around the aftermath of a college ...

    This is the story of a tragedy, seen through the eyes of three women. One day, a young man walks into a college in Edinburgh and kills several people, before killing himself. We see events from the points of view of D.I. Helen Birch, in charge of the case on the first day of her promot...

    The utter worthiness of this school shooting novel is very tiring, as are the constant gushings, squalls, fountains, nay, veritable typhoons of human tears on every page. Well, it's a sad subject. I suppose it?s the Scottish equivalent of We Need to Talk About That Psycho Kevin but w...

    Book reviews on www.snazzybooks.com All The Hidden Truths is a stunning, emotional read which addresses some very difficult themes with sensitivity and realism. Although classed as a crime novel, this novel feels more like a portrait of the feelings and effects of such a horrible ...

    Claire Askew's "All the Hidden Truths" is one of those books that I could see being turned into a BBC drama. It has that feel to it. The story line is very topical and the way it is told (from three points of view) makes it very emotive for a number of reasons. This isn't a story about...

    All the Hidden Truths by Claire Askew is a gripping psychological thriller about a college student walking into Three Rivers college and shooting and killing thirteen women and then himself. The story starts with Moira Summers witnessing the aftermath of an accident with a young guy ...

    This is a heartbreaking story following the aftermath of a school shooting in Scotland. Moira, the killers mother, not only has to contend with the death of her only child, but the wrath of a grief stricken community. Ashbel is the mother of Abigail whose daughter was killed and is des...

    For such a dark subject this was a great book told from 3 very different points of view. Very confronting and sad. ...

    It's been nearly a month since I finished 'All the hidden truths' by Claire Askew and I still can't get it out of my head. Is it because it was set in Edinburgh which is just across the water from my little home town in Fife? Is it because all the characters are so fully developed and ...

    Claire Askew's "All the Hidden Truths" is one of those books that I could see being turned into a BBC drama. It has that feel to it. The story line is very topical and the way it is told (from three points of view) makes it very emotive for a number of reasons. This isn't a story about...

    Oh dear. This is, I think the second time that I?ve poorly rated a book that I?ve read because of Netgalley. I did read the book to the end, and I did want to find out the ending but there were so many continuity errors that I just couldn?t quite suspend disbelief. I am sure that...

    All the Hidden Truths by Claire Askew is a powerful psychological drama and it focuses on a very topical subject which has sadly been in the news very recently. We meet three characters in this book: Moira Summers, Ishbel Hodgekiss and DI Helen Birch and the novel is told from their pe...

    All The Hidden Truths is a beautifully written and thought provoking novel that delivered a punch to my emotions. It felt so relevant to the problems we face in our society nowadays plus the current feel to the narrative felt shockingly realistic from the very beginning. The novel i...

    4.5* The three main characters are introduced individually, and the story is told from the perspective of each of them. Moira Summers is wandering aimlessly around Edinburgh until, filled with a new purpose she decides it?s time to speak to her son. Little did she know she wouldn?...

    This book follows the story of a school shooting. It focuses on three female protagonists: the mother of a victim, the mother of the shooter and the police officer in charge of the investigation. To begin with the pace is quite racy, and it's exciting. Tensions are very high, as the...

    This captivating crime novel deftly balances that perfect line between moving and gripping, tackling a topical and emotive issue that has been in the headlines a lot lately. A why-dunnit rather than a who-dunnit crime novel, you see the crime and how it happened early on, then the nove...

    A behind the headlines story that explores what happens after the tragic mass shooting until all 'The Hidden Truths' are revealed. Told from an exclusively female point of view, the stories of the teenage killer's mother, the first victim's mother and the newly promoted detective inspe...

    An immensely powerful and harrowing about the impact of a mass shooting at a college in Edinburgh on three women - the mother of one of the victims; the mother of the shooter; the police detective investigating the reasons behind this terrible act. Beautifully written and, for me, a li...

    This book follows the story of a college shooting in Edinburgh and what happens afterwards. Told by three main characters at the centre of the tale: DI Helen Birch, the detective trying to make sense of what happened; Moira Summers, the mother of Ryan, the shooter and Ishbel Hodgekiss,...

    All The Hidden Truths is a beautifully written drama about a very topical subject. No-one knows why Ryan Summers decides one morning to go and kill and maim his fellow students, all of whom are young women. The massacre takes place at a college in Edinburgh and in its aftermath we ...

  • Melanie Garrett
    Jun 25, 2018

    Wow this book was intense from the first page, it was emotional and shocking to read. We have all seen stories in the press about shootings in American schools, but this brings it home of how you would feel if you?re family was involved In the shooting or was a victim of the shooting...

    All the Hidden Truths by Claire Askew was a very disturbing and emotional story of a shooting at a college in Scotland. Twenty year old Ryan walked into his college and shot dead thirteen female students and then himself. The community are devastated and angry and the anger turns on Ry...

    'All the Hidden Truths' is Claire Askew's debut novel, inspired by real-life events happening throughout America, and is both highly compelling and utterly heartbreaking. It was the winner of the 2016 Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize, and longlisted for the 2014 Peggy Chapman-Andrews (Brid...

    Oh my word this book. Such beautifully poetic writing, such a topical and emotive subject, ripped straight from the headlines and given a human, heartfelt and authentic voice. A genuinely absorbing and incredibly emotional character drama centering around the aftermath of a college ...

    This is the story of a tragedy, seen through the eyes of three women. One day, a young man walks into a college in Edinburgh and kills several people, before killing himself. We see events from the points of view of D.I. Helen Birch, in charge of the case on the first day of her promot...

    The utter worthiness of this school shooting novel is very tiring, as are the constant gushings, squalls, fountains, nay, veritable typhoons of human tears on every page. Well, it's a sad subject. I suppose it?s the Scottish equivalent of We Need to Talk About That Psycho Kevin but w...

    Book reviews on www.snazzybooks.com All The Hidden Truths is a stunning, emotional read which addresses some very difficult themes with sensitivity and realism. Although classed as a crime novel, this novel feels more like a portrait of the feelings and effects of such a horrible ...

    Claire Askew's "All the Hidden Truths" is one of those books that I could see being turned into a BBC drama. It has that feel to it. The story line is very topical and the way it is told (from three points of view) makes it very emotive for a number of reasons. This isn't a story about...

    All the Hidden Truths by Claire Askew is a gripping psychological thriller about a college student walking into Three Rivers college and shooting and killing thirteen women and then himself. The story starts with Moira Summers witnessing the aftermath of an accident with a young guy ...

    This is a heartbreaking story following the aftermath of a school shooting in Scotland. Moira, the killers mother, not only has to contend with the death of her only child, but the wrath of a grief stricken community. Ashbel is the mother of Abigail whose daughter was killed and is des...

    For such a dark subject this was a great book told from 3 very different points of view. Very confronting and sad. ...

    It's been nearly a month since I finished 'All the hidden truths' by Claire Askew and I still can't get it out of my head. Is it because it was set in Edinburgh which is just across the water from my little home town in Fife? Is it because all the characters are so fully developed and ...

    Claire Askew's "All the Hidden Truths" is one of those books that I could see being turned into a BBC drama. It has that feel to it. The story line is very topical and the way it is told (from three points of view) makes it very emotive for a number of reasons. This isn't a story about...

    Oh dear. This is, I think the second time that I?ve poorly rated a book that I?ve read because of Netgalley. I did read the book to the end, and I did want to find out the ending but there were so many continuity errors that I just couldn?t quite suspend disbelief. I am sure that...

    All the Hidden Truths by Claire Askew is a powerful psychological drama and it focuses on a very topical subject which has sadly been in the news very recently. We meet three characters in this book: Moira Summers, Ishbel Hodgekiss and DI Helen Birch and the novel is told from their pe...

    All The Hidden Truths is a beautifully written and thought provoking novel that delivered a punch to my emotions. It felt so relevant to the problems we face in our society nowadays plus the current feel to the narrative felt shockingly realistic from the very beginning. The novel i...

    4.5* The three main characters are introduced individually, and the story is told from the perspective of each of them. Moira Summers is wandering aimlessly around Edinburgh until, filled with a new purpose she decides it?s time to speak to her son. Little did she know she wouldn?...

    This book follows the story of a school shooting. It focuses on three female protagonists: the mother of a victim, the mother of the shooter and the police officer in charge of the investigation. To begin with the pace is quite racy, and it's exciting. Tensions are very high, as the...

    This captivating crime novel deftly balances that perfect line between moving and gripping, tackling a topical and emotive issue that has been in the headlines a lot lately. A why-dunnit rather than a who-dunnit crime novel, you see the crime and how it happened early on, then the nove...

    A behind the headlines story that explores what happens after the tragic mass shooting until all 'The Hidden Truths' are revealed. Told from an exclusively female point of view, the stories of the teenage killer's mother, the first victim's mother and the newly promoted detective inspe...

    An immensely powerful and harrowing about the impact of a mass shooting at a college in Edinburgh on three women - the mother of one of the victims; the mother of the shooter; the police detective investigating the reasons behind this terrible act. Beautifully written and, for me, a li...

    This book follows the story of a college shooting in Edinburgh and what happens afterwards. Told by three main characters at the centre of the tale: DI Helen Birch, the detective trying to make sense of what happened; Moira Summers, the mother of Ryan, the shooter and Ishbel Hodgekiss,...

    All The Hidden Truths is a beautifully written drama about a very topical subject. No-one knows why Ryan Summers decides one morning to go and kill and maim his fellow students, all of whom are young women. The massacre takes place at a college in Edinburgh and in its aftermath we ...

    Although labelled as crime fiction, I'd call this one more of a human drama. The centre of the story is a mass shooting at an Edinburgh university, but we're dealing predominantly in the aftermath of the tragedy - the impacts on the families of both the shooter and the victims, the pol...

    It's a heart-stopping scenario we are all too familiar with hearing about from America. Twitter and the airwaves suddenly all talking about a shooting in progress at a college near you. But this time, it's not America, but Edinburgh, and for three women who had no idea they were in the...

  • Paula Sealey
    Mar 28, 2018

    Wow this book was intense from the first page, it was emotional and shocking to read. We have all seen stories in the press about shootings in American schools, but this brings it home of how you would feel if you?re family was involved In the shooting or was a victim of the shooting...

    All the Hidden Truths by Claire Askew was a very disturbing and emotional story of a shooting at a college in Scotland. Twenty year old Ryan walked into his college and shot dead thirteen female students and then himself. The community are devastated and angry and the anger turns on Ry...

    'All the Hidden Truths' is Claire Askew's debut novel, inspired by real-life events happening throughout America, and is both highly compelling and utterly heartbreaking. It was the winner of the 2016 Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize, and longlisted for the 2014 Peggy Chapman-Andrews (Brid...

    Oh my word this book. Such beautifully poetic writing, such a topical and emotive subject, ripped straight from the headlines and given a human, heartfelt and authentic voice. A genuinely absorbing and incredibly emotional character drama centering around the aftermath of a college ...

    This is the story of a tragedy, seen through the eyes of three women. One day, a young man walks into a college in Edinburgh and kills several people, before killing himself. We see events from the points of view of D.I. Helen Birch, in charge of the case on the first day of her promot...

    The utter worthiness of this school shooting novel is very tiring, as are the constant gushings, squalls, fountains, nay, veritable typhoons of human tears on every page. Well, it's a sad subject. I suppose it?s the Scottish equivalent of We Need to Talk About That Psycho Kevin but w...

    Book reviews on www.snazzybooks.com All The Hidden Truths is a stunning, emotional read which addresses some very difficult themes with sensitivity and realism. Although classed as a crime novel, this novel feels more like a portrait of the feelings and effects of such a horrible ...

    Claire Askew's "All the Hidden Truths" is one of those books that I could see being turned into a BBC drama. It has that feel to it. The story line is very topical and the way it is told (from three points of view) makes it very emotive for a number of reasons. This isn't a story about...

    All the Hidden Truths by Claire Askew is a gripping psychological thriller about a college student walking into Three Rivers college and shooting and killing thirteen women and then himself. The story starts with Moira Summers witnessing the aftermath of an accident with a young guy ...

    This is a heartbreaking story following the aftermath of a school shooting in Scotland. Moira, the killers mother, not only has to contend with the death of her only child, but the wrath of a grief stricken community. Ashbel is the mother of Abigail whose daughter was killed and is des...

  • Christina McDonald
    Jun 09, 2018

    Wow this book was intense from the first page, it was emotional and shocking to read. We have all seen stories in the press about shootings in American schools, but this brings it home of how you would feel if you?re family was involved In the shooting or was a victim of the shooting...

    All the Hidden Truths by Claire Askew was a very disturbing and emotional story of a shooting at a college in Scotland. Twenty year old Ryan walked into his college and shot dead thirteen female students and then himself. The community are devastated and angry and the anger turns on Ry...

    'All the Hidden Truths' is Claire Askew's debut novel, inspired by real-life events happening throughout America, and is both highly compelling and utterly heartbreaking. It was the winner of the 2016 Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize, and longlisted for the 2014 Peggy Chapman-Andrews (Brid...

    Oh my word this book. Such beautifully poetic writing, such a topical and emotive subject, ripped straight from the headlines and given a human, heartfelt and authentic voice. A genuinely absorbing and incredibly emotional character drama centering around the aftermath of a college ...

    This is the story of a tragedy, seen through the eyes of three women. One day, a young man walks into a college in Edinburgh and kills several people, before killing himself. We see events from the points of view of D.I. Helen Birch, in charge of the case on the first day of her promot...

    The utter worthiness of this school shooting novel is very tiring, as are the constant gushings, squalls, fountains, nay, veritable typhoons of human tears on every page. Well, it's a sad subject. I suppose it?s the Scottish equivalent of We Need to Talk About That Psycho Kevin but w...

    Book reviews on www.snazzybooks.com All The Hidden Truths is a stunning, emotional read which addresses some very difficult themes with sensitivity and realism. Although classed as a crime novel, this novel feels more like a portrait of the feelings and effects of such a horrible ...

    Claire Askew's "All the Hidden Truths" is one of those books that I could see being turned into a BBC drama. It has that feel to it. The story line is very topical and the way it is told (from three points of view) makes it very emotive for a number of reasons. This isn't a story about...

    All the Hidden Truths by Claire Askew is a gripping psychological thriller about a college student walking into Three Rivers college and shooting and killing thirteen women and then himself. The story starts with Moira Summers witnessing the aftermath of an accident with a young guy ...

    This is a heartbreaking story following the aftermath of a school shooting in Scotland. Moira, the killers mother, not only has to contend with the death of her only child, but the wrath of a grief stricken community. Ashbel is the mother of Abigail whose daughter was killed and is des...

    For such a dark subject this was a great book told from 3 very different points of view. Very confronting and sad. ...

    It's been nearly a month since I finished 'All the hidden truths' by Claire Askew and I still can't get it out of my head. Is it because it was set in Edinburgh which is just across the water from my little home town in Fife? Is it because all the characters are so fully developed and ...

    Claire Askew's "All the Hidden Truths" is one of those books that I could see being turned into a BBC drama. It has that feel to it. The story line is very topical and the way it is told (from three points of view) makes it very emotive for a number of reasons. This isn't a story about...

    Oh dear. This is, I think the second time that I?ve poorly rated a book that I?ve read because of Netgalley. I did read the book to the end, and I did want to find out the ending but there were so many continuity errors that I just couldn?t quite suspend disbelief. I am sure that...

    All the Hidden Truths by Claire Askew is a powerful psychological drama and it focuses on a very topical subject which has sadly been in the news very recently. We meet three characters in this book: Moira Summers, Ishbel Hodgekiss and DI Helen Birch and the novel is told from their pe...

    All The Hidden Truths is a beautifully written and thought provoking novel that delivered a punch to my emotions. It felt so relevant to the problems we face in our society nowadays plus the current feel to the narrative felt shockingly realistic from the very beginning. The novel i...

    4.5* The three main characters are introduced individually, and the story is told from the perspective of each of them. Moira Summers is wandering aimlessly around Edinburgh until, filled with a new purpose she decides it?s time to speak to her son. Little did she know she wouldn?...

    This book follows the story of a school shooting. It focuses on three female protagonists: the mother of a victim, the mother of the shooter and the police officer in charge of the investigation. To begin with the pace is quite racy, and it's exciting. Tensions are very high, as the...

    This captivating crime novel deftly balances that perfect line between moving and gripping, tackling a topical and emotive issue that has been in the headlines a lot lately. A why-dunnit rather than a who-dunnit crime novel, you see the crime and how it happened early on, then the nove...

  • Christina McDonald
    Jun 09, 2018

    Wow this book was intense from the first page, it was emotional and shocking to read. We have all seen stories in the press about shootings in American schools, but this brings it home of how you would feel if you?re family was involved In the shooting or was a victim of the shooting...

    All the Hidden Truths by Claire Askew was a very disturbing and emotional story of a shooting at a college in Scotland. Twenty year old Ryan walked into his college and shot dead thirteen female students and then himself. The community are devastated and angry and the anger turns on Ry...

    'All the Hidden Truths' is Claire Askew's debut novel, inspired by real-life events happening throughout America, and is both highly compelling and utterly heartbreaking. It was the winner of the 2016 Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize, and longlisted for the 2014 Peggy Chapman-Andrews (Brid...

    Oh my word this book. Such beautifully poetic writing, such a topical and emotive subject, ripped straight from the headlines and given a human, heartfelt and authentic voice. A genuinely absorbing and incredibly emotional character drama centering around the aftermath of a college ...

    This is the story of a tragedy, seen through the eyes of three women. One day, a young man walks into a college in Edinburgh and kills several people, before killing himself. We see events from the points of view of D.I. Helen Birch, in charge of the case on the first day of her promot...

    The utter worthiness of this school shooting novel is very tiring, as are the constant gushings, squalls, fountains, nay, veritable typhoons of human tears on every page. Well, it's a sad subject. I suppose it?s the Scottish equivalent of We Need to Talk About That Psycho Kevin but w...

    Book reviews on www.snazzybooks.com All The Hidden Truths is a stunning, emotional read which addresses some very difficult themes with sensitivity and realism. Although classed as a crime novel, this novel feels more like a portrait of the feelings and effects of such a horrible ...

    Claire Askew's "All the Hidden Truths" is one of those books that I could see being turned into a BBC drama. It has that feel to it. The story line is very topical and the way it is told (from three points of view) makes it very emotive for a number of reasons. This isn't a story about...

    All the Hidden Truths by Claire Askew is a gripping psychological thriller about a college student walking into Three Rivers college and shooting and killing thirteen women and then himself. The story starts with Moira Summers witnessing the aftermath of an accident with a young guy ...

    This is a heartbreaking story following the aftermath of a school shooting in Scotland. Moira, the killers mother, not only has to contend with the death of her only child, but the wrath of a grief stricken community. Ashbel is the mother of Abigail whose daughter was killed and is des...

    For such a dark subject this was a great book told from 3 very different points of view. Very confronting and sad. ...

    It's been nearly a month since I finished 'All the hidden truths' by Claire Askew and I still can't get it out of my head. Is it because it was set in Edinburgh which is just across the water from my little home town in Fife? Is it because all the characters are so fully developed and ...

    Claire Askew's "All the Hidden Truths" is one of those books that I could see being turned into a BBC drama. It has that feel to it. The story line is very topical and the way it is told (from three points of view) makes it very emotive for a number of reasons. This isn't a story about...

    Oh dear. This is, I think the second time that I?ve poorly rated a book that I?ve read because of Netgalley. I did read the book to the end, and I did want to find out the ending but there were so many continuity errors that I just couldn?t quite suspend disbelief. I am sure that...

    All the Hidden Truths by Claire Askew is a powerful psychological drama and it focuses on a very topical subject which has sadly been in the news very recently. We meet three characters in this book: Moira Summers, Ishbel Hodgekiss and DI Helen Birch and the novel is told from their pe...

    All The Hidden Truths is a beautifully written and thought provoking novel that delivered a punch to my emotions. It felt so relevant to the problems we face in our society nowadays plus the current feel to the narrative felt shockingly realistic from the very beginning. The novel i...

    4.5* The three main characters are introduced individually, and the story is told from the perspective of each of them. Moira Summers is wandering aimlessly around Edinburgh until, filled with a new purpose she decides it?s time to speak to her son. Little did she know she wouldn?...

    This book follows the story of a school shooting. It focuses on three female protagonists: the mother of a victim, the mother of the shooter and the police officer in charge of the investigation. To begin with the pace is quite racy, and it's exciting. Tensions are very high, as the...

    This captivating crime novel deftly balances that perfect line between moving and gripping, tackling a topical and emotive issue that has been in the headlines a lot lately. A why-dunnit rather than a who-dunnit crime novel, you see the crime and how it happened early on, then the nove...

    A behind the headlines story that explores what happens after the tragic mass shooting until all 'The Hidden Truths' are revealed. Told from an exclusively female point of view, the stories of the teenage killer's mother, the first victim's mother and the newly promoted detective inspe...

    An immensely powerful and harrowing about the impact of a mass shooting at a college in Edinburgh on three women - the mother of one of the victims; the mother of the shooter; the police detective investigating the reasons behind this terrible act. Beautifully written and, for me, a li...

    This book follows the story of a college shooting in Edinburgh and what happens afterwards. Told by three main characters at the centre of the tale: DI Helen Birch, the detective trying to make sense of what happened; Moira Summers, the mother of Ryan, the shooter and Ishbel Hodgekiss,...

    All The Hidden Truths is a beautifully written drama about a very topical subject. No-one knows why Ryan Summers decides one morning to go and kill and maim his fellow students, all of whom are young women. The massacre takes place at a college in Edinburgh and in its aftermath we ...

    Although labelled as crime fiction, I'd call this one more of a human drama. The centre of the story is a mass shooting at an Edinburgh university, but we're dealing predominantly in the aftermath of the tragedy - the impacts on the families of both the shooter and the victims, the pol...

    It's a heart-stopping scenario we are all too familiar with hearing about from America. Twitter and the airwaves suddenly all talking about a shooting in progress at a college near you. But this time, it's not America, but Edinburgh, and for three women who had no idea they were in the...

    With thanks to Netgalley and Hodder and Stoughton for this ARC in exchange for an open and honest review. All the Hidden Truths is Claire Askew`s debut novel. Engineering student Ryan Summers went into Three Rivers college armed with a starting pistol which he had modified int...

    All the Hidden Truths may be a work of fiction. Yet with its realistic ?live? commentary, unnervingly it could be breaking news on our very own media feeds. The magnitude of this tragic event is delivered with confidence, authenticity, and from the heart. In just a few pages ...

    ? All the Hidden Truths by Claire Askew This is a book about a school shooting, a teenage boy walks into Three Rivers College and shoots 13 young women, dead. He then turns the gun on himself. This shocking event happens at the start of All the Hidden Truths, and the remaind...

    This captivating crime novel deftly balances that perfect line between moving and gripping, tackling a topical and emotive issue that has been in the headlines a lot lately. A why-dunnit rather than a who-dunnit crime novel, you see the crime and how it happened early on, then the nove...

  • Kate
    Jul 31, 2018

    Wow this book was intense from the first page, it was emotional and shocking to read. We have all seen stories in the press about shootings in American schools, but this brings it home of how you would feel if you?re family was involved In the shooting or was a victim of the shooting...

    All the Hidden Truths by Claire Askew was a very disturbing and emotional story of a shooting at a college in Scotland. Twenty year old Ryan walked into his college and shot dead thirteen female students and then himself. The community are devastated and angry and the anger turns on Ry...

    'All the Hidden Truths' is Claire Askew's debut novel, inspired by real-life events happening throughout America, and is both highly compelling and utterly heartbreaking. It was the winner of the 2016 Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize, and longlisted for the 2014 Peggy Chapman-Andrews (Brid...

    Oh my word this book. Such beautifully poetic writing, such a topical and emotive subject, ripped straight from the headlines and given a human, heartfelt and authentic voice. A genuinely absorbing and incredibly emotional character drama centering around the aftermath of a college ...

    This is the story of a tragedy, seen through the eyes of three women. One day, a young man walks into a college in Edinburgh and kills several people, before killing himself. We see events from the points of view of D.I. Helen Birch, in charge of the case on the first day of her promot...

    The utter worthiness of this school shooting novel is very tiring, as are the constant gushings, squalls, fountains, nay, veritable typhoons of human tears on every page. Well, it's a sad subject. I suppose it?s the Scottish equivalent of We Need to Talk About That Psycho Kevin but w...

    Book reviews on www.snazzybooks.com All The Hidden Truths is a stunning, emotional read which addresses some very difficult themes with sensitivity and realism. Although classed as a crime novel, this novel feels more like a portrait of the feelings and effects of such a horrible ...

    Claire Askew's "All the Hidden Truths" is one of those books that I could see being turned into a BBC drama. It has that feel to it. The story line is very topical and the way it is told (from three points of view) makes it very emotive for a number of reasons. This isn't a story about...

    All the Hidden Truths by Claire Askew is a gripping psychological thriller about a college student walking into Three Rivers college and shooting and killing thirteen women and then himself. The story starts with Moira Summers witnessing the aftermath of an accident with a young guy ...

    This is a heartbreaking story following the aftermath of a school shooting in Scotland. Moira, the killers mother, not only has to contend with the death of her only child, but the wrath of a grief stricken community. Ashbel is the mother of Abigail whose daughter was killed and is des...

    For such a dark subject this was a great book told from 3 very different points of view. Very confronting and sad. ...

    It's been nearly a month since I finished 'All the hidden truths' by Claire Askew and I still can't get it out of my head. Is it because it was set in Edinburgh which is just across the water from my little home town in Fife? Is it because all the characters are so fully developed and ...

    Claire Askew's "All the Hidden Truths" is one of those books that I could see being turned into a BBC drama. It has that feel to it. The story line is very topical and the way it is told (from three points of view) makes it very emotive for a number of reasons. This isn't a story about...

    Oh dear. This is, I think the second time that I?ve poorly rated a book that I?ve read because of Netgalley. I did read the book to the end, and I did want to find out the ending but there were so many continuity errors that I just couldn?t quite suspend disbelief. I am sure that...

    All the Hidden Truths by Claire Askew is a powerful psychological drama and it focuses on a very topical subject which has sadly been in the news very recently. We meet three characters in this book: Moira Summers, Ishbel Hodgekiss and DI Helen Birch and the novel is told from their pe...

    All The Hidden Truths is a beautifully written and thought provoking novel that delivered a punch to my emotions. It felt so relevant to the problems we face in our society nowadays plus the current feel to the narrative felt shockingly realistic from the very beginning. The novel i...

    4.5* The three main characters are introduced individually, and the story is told from the perspective of each of them. Moira Summers is wandering aimlessly around Edinburgh until, filled with a new purpose she decides it?s time to speak to her son. Little did she know she wouldn?...

    This book follows the story of a school shooting. It focuses on three female protagonists: the mother of a victim, the mother of the shooter and the police officer in charge of the investigation. To begin with the pace is quite racy, and it's exciting. Tensions are very high, as the...

    This captivating crime novel deftly balances that perfect line between moving and gripping, tackling a topical and emotive issue that has been in the headlines a lot lately. A why-dunnit rather than a who-dunnit crime novel, you see the crime and how it happened early on, then the nove...

    A behind the headlines story that explores what happens after the tragic mass shooting until all 'The Hidden Truths' are revealed. Told from an exclusively female point of view, the stories of the teenage killer's mother, the first victim's mother and the newly promoted detective inspe...

    An immensely powerful and harrowing about the impact of a mass shooting at a college in Edinburgh on three women - the mother of one of the victims; the mother of the shooter; the police detective investigating the reasons behind this terrible act. Beautifully written and, for me, a li...

  • Kath
    Jul 30, 2018

    Wow this book was intense from the first page, it was emotional and shocking to read. We have all seen stories in the press about shootings in American schools, but this brings it home of how you would feel if you?re family was involved In the shooting or was a victim of the shooting...

    All the Hidden Truths by Claire Askew was a very disturbing and emotional story of a shooting at a college in Scotland. Twenty year old Ryan walked into his college and shot dead thirteen female students and then himself. The community are devastated and angry and the anger turns on Ry...

    'All the Hidden Truths' is Claire Askew's debut novel, inspired by real-life events happening throughout America, and is both highly compelling and utterly heartbreaking. It was the winner of the 2016 Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize, and longlisted for the 2014 Peggy Chapman-Andrews (Brid...

    Oh my word this book. Such beautifully poetic writing, such a topical and emotive subject, ripped straight from the headlines and given a human, heartfelt and authentic voice. A genuinely absorbing and incredibly emotional character drama centering around the aftermath of a college ...

    This is the story of a tragedy, seen through the eyes of three women. One day, a young man walks into a college in Edinburgh and kills several people, before killing himself. We see events from the points of view of D.I. Helen Birch, in charge of the case on the first day of her promot...

    The utter worthiness of this school shooting novel is very tiring, as are the constant gushings, squalls, fountains, nay, veritable typhoons of human tears on every page. Well, it's a sad subject. I suppose it?s the Scottish equivalent of We Need to Talk About That Psycho Kevin but w...

    Book reviews on www.snazzybooks.com All The Hidden Truths is a stunning, emotional read which addresses some very difficult themes with sensitivity and realism. Although classed as a crime novel, this novel feels more like a portrait of the feelings and effects of such a horrible ...

    Claire Askew's "All the Hidden Truths" is one of those books that I could see being turned into a BBC drama. It has that feel to it. The story line is very topical and the way it is told (from three points of view) makes it very emotive for a number of reasons. This isn't a story about...

    All the Hidden Truths by Claire Askew is a gripping psychological thriller about a college student walking into Three Rivers college and shooting and killing thirteen women and then himself. The story starts with Moira Summers witnessing the aftermath of an accident with a young guy ...

    This is a heartbreaking story following the aftermath of a school shooting in Scotland. Moira, the killers mother, not only has to contend with the death of her only child, but the wrath of a grief stricken community. Ashbel is the mother of Abigail whose daughter was killed and is des...

    For such a dark subject this was a great book told from 3 very different points of view. Very confronting and sad. ...

    It's been nearly a month since I finished 'All the hidden truths' by Claire Askew and I still can't get it out of my head. Is it because it was set in Edinburgh which is just across the water from my little home town in Fife? Is it because all the characters are so fully developed and ...

    Claire Askew's "All the Hidden Truths" is one of those books that I could see being turned into a BBC drama. It has that feel to it. The story line is very topical and the way it is told (from three points of view) makes it very emotive for a number of reasons. This isn't a story about...

    Oh dear. This is, I think the second time that I?ve poorly rated a book that I?ve read because of Netgalley. I did read the book to the end, and I did want to find out the ending but there were so many continuity errors that I just couldn?t quite suspend disbelief. I am sure that...

    All the Hidden Truths by Claire Askew is a powerful psychological drama and it focuses on a very topical subject which has sadly been in the news very recently. We meet three characters in this book: Moira Summers, Ishbel Hodgekiss and DI Helen Birch and the novel is told from their pe...

    All The Hidden Truths is a beautifully written and thought provoking novel that delivered a punch to my emotions. It felt so relevant to the problems we face in our society nowadays plus the current feel to the narrative felt shockingly realistic from the very beginning. The novel i...

    4.5* The three main characters are introduced individually, and the story is told from the perspective of each of them. Moira Summers is wandering aimlessly around Edinburgh until, filled with a new purpose she decides it?s time to speak to her son. Little did she know she wouldn?...

    This book follows the story of a school shooting. It focuses on three female protagonists: the mother of a victim, the mother of the shooter and the police officer in charge of the investigation. To begin with the pace is quite racy, and it's exciting. Tensions are very high, as the...

    This captivating crime novel deftly balances that perfect line between moving and gripping, tackling a topical and emotive issue that has been in the headlines a lot lately. A why-dunnit rather than a who-dunnit crime novel, you see the crime and how it happened early on, then the nove...

    A behind the headlines story that explores what happens after the tragic mass shooting until all 'The Hidden Truths' are revealed. Told from an exclusively female point of view, the stories of the teenage killer's mother, the first victim's mother and the newly promoted detective inspe...

    An immensely powerful and harrowing about the impact of a mass shooting at a college in Edinburgh on three women - the mother of one of the victims; the mother of the shooter; the police detective investigating the reasons behind this terrible act. Beautifully written and, for me, a li...

    This book follows the story of a college shooting in Edinburgh and what happens afterwards. Told by three main characters at the centre of the tale: DI Helen Birch, the detective trying to make sense of what happened; Moira Summers, the mother of Ryan, the shooter and Ishbel Hodgekiss,...

  • Susan
    Jul 24, 2018

    Wow this book was intense from the first page, it was emotional and shocking to read. We have all seen stories in the press about shootings in American schools, but this brings it home of how you would feel if you?re family was involved In the shooting or was a victim of the shooting...

    All the Hidden Truths by Claire Askew was a very disturbing and emotional story of a shooting at a college in Scotland. Twenty year old Ryan walked into his college and shot dead thirteen female students and then himself. The community are devastated and angry and the anger turns on Ry...

    'All the Hidden Truths' is Claire Askew's debut novel, inspired by real-life events happening throughout America, and is both highly compelling and utterly heartbreaking. It was the winner of the 2016 Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize, and longlisted for the 2014 Peggy Chapman-Andrews (Brid...

    Oh my word this book. Such beautifully poetic writing, such a topical and emotive subject, ripped straight from the headlines and given a human, heartfelt and authentic voice. A genuinely absorbing and incredibly emotional character drama centering around the aftermath of a college ...

    This is the story of a tragedy, seen through the eyes of three women. One day, a young man walks into a college in Edinburgh and kills several people, before killing himself. We see events from the points of view of D.I. Helen Birch, in charge of the case on the first day of her promot...

  • Cathy Ryan
    Aug 09, 2018

    Wow this book was intense from the first page, it was emotional and shocking to read. We have all seen stories in the press about shootings in American schools, but this brings it home of how you would feel if you?re family was involved In the shooting or was a victim of the shooting...

    All the Hidden Truths by Claire Askew was a very disturbing and emotional story of a shooting at a college in Scotland. Twenty year old Ryan walked into his college and shot dead thirteen female students and then himself. The community are devastated and angry and the anger turns on Ry...

    'All the Hidden Truths' is Claire Askew's debut novel, inspired by real-life events happening throughout America, and is both highly compelling and utterly heartbreaking. It was the winner of the 2016 Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize, and longlisted for the 2014 Peggy Chapman-Andrews (Brid...

    Oh my word this book. Such beautifully poetic writing, such a topical and emotive subject, ripped straight from the headlines and given a human, heartfelt and authentic voice. A genuinely absorbing and incredibly emotional character drama centering around the aftermath of a college ...

    This is the story of a tragedy, seen through the eyes of three women. One day, a young man walks into a college in Edinburgh and kills several people, before killing himself. We see events from the points of view of D.I. Helen Birch, in charge of the case on the first day of her promot...

    The utter worthiness of this school shooting novel is very tiring, as are the constant gushings, squalls, fountains, nay, veritable typhoons of human tears on every page. Well, it's a sad subject. I suppose it?s the Scottish equivalent of We Need to Talk About That Psycho Kevin but w...

    Book reviews on www.snazzybooks.com All The Hidden Truths is a stunning, emotional read which addresses some very difficult themes with sensitivity and realism. Although classed as a crime novel, this novel feels more like a portrait of the feelings and effects of such a horrible ...

    Claire Askew's "All the Hidden Truths" is one of those books that I could see being turned into a BBC drama. It has that feel to it. The story line is very topical and the way it is told (from three points of view) makes it very emotive for a number of reasons. This isn't a story about...

    All the Hidden Truths by Claire Askew is a gripping psychological thriller about a college student walking into Three Rivers college and shooting and killing thirteen women and then himself. The story starts with Moira Summers witnessing the aftermath of an accident with a young guy ...

    This is a heartbreaking story following the aftermath of a school shooting in Scotland. Moira, the killers mother, not only has to contend with the death of her only child, but the wrath of a grief stricken community. Ashbel is the mother of Abigail whose daughter was killed and is des...

    For such a dark subject this was a great book told from 3 very different points of view. Very confronting and sad. ...

    It's been nearly a month since I finished 'All the hidden truths' by Claire Askew and I still can't get it out of my head. Is it because it was set in Edinburgh which is just across the water from my little home town in Fife? Is it because all the characters are so fully developed and ...

    Claire Askew's "All the Hidden Truths" is one of those books that I could see being turned into a BBC drama. It has that feel to it. The story line is very topical and the way it is told (from three points of view) makes it very emotive for a number of reasons. This isn't a story about...

    Oh dear. This is, I think the second time that I?ve poorly rated a book that I?ve read because of Netgalley. I did read the book to the end, and I did want to find out the ending but there were so many continuity errors that I just couldn?t quite suspend disbelief. I am sure that...

    All the Hidden Truths by Claire Askew is a powerful psychological drama and it focuses on a very topical subject which has sadly been in the news very recently. We meet three characters in this book: Moira Summers, Ishbel Hodgekiss and DI Helen Birch and the novel is told from their pe...

    All The Hidden Truths is a beautifully written and thought provoking novel that delivered a punch to my emotions. It felt so relevant to the problems we face in our society nowadays plus the current feel to the narrative felt shockingly realistic from the very beginning. The novel i...

    4.5* The three main characters are introduced individually, and the story is told from the perspective of each of them. Moira Summers is wandering aimlessly around Edinburgh until, filled with a new purpose she decides it?s time to speak to her son. Little did she know she wouldn?...

  • Laura
    Aug 26, 2018

    Wow this book was intense from the first page, it was emotional and shocking to read. We have all seen stories in the press about shootings in American schools, but this brings it home of how you would feel if you?re family was involved In the shooting or was a victim of the shooting...

    All the Hidden Truths by Claire Askew was a very disturbing and emotional story of a shooting at a college in Scotland. Twenty year old Ryan walked into his college and shot dead thirteen female students and then himself. The community are devastated and angry and the anger turns on Ry...

    'All the Hidden Truths' is Claire Askew's debut novel, inspired by real-life events happening throughout America, and is both highly compelling and utterly heartbreaking. It was the winner of the 2016 Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize, and longlisted for the 2014 Peggy Chapman-Andrews (Brid...

    Oh my word this book. Such beautifully poetic writing, such a topical and emotive subject, ripped straight from the headlines and given a human, heartfelt and authentic voice. A genuinely absorbing and incredibly emotional character drama centering around the aftermath of a college ...

    This is the story of a tragedy, seen through the eyes of three women. One day, a young man walks into a college in Edinburgh and kills several people, before killing himself. We see events from the points of view of D.I. Helen Birch, in charge of the case on the first day of her promot...

    The utter worthiness of this school shooting novel is very tiring, as are the constant gushings, squalls, fountains, nay, veritable typhoons of human tears on every page. Well, it's a sad subject. I suppose it?s the Scottish equivalent of We Need to Talk About That Psycho Kevin but w...

    Book reviews on www.snazzybooks.com All The Hidden Truths is a stunning, emotional read which addresses some very difficult themes with sensitivity and realism. Although classed as a crime novel, this novel feels more like a portrait of the feelings and effects of such a horrible ...

  • Amanda Westland
    Jun 12, 2018

    Wow this book was intense from the first page, it was emotional and shocking to read. We have all seen stories in the press about shootings in American schools, but this brings it home of how you would feel if you?re family was involved In the shooting or was a victim of the shooting...

    All the Hidden Truths by Claire Askew was a very disturbing and emotional story of a shooting at a college in Scotland. Twenty year old Ryan walked into his college and shot dead thirteen female students and then himself. The community are devastated and angry and the anger turns on Ry...

    'All the Hidden Truths' is Claire Askew's debut novel, inspired by real-life events happening throughout America, and is both highly compelling and utterly heartbreaking. It was the winner of the 2016 Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize, and longlisted for the 2014 Peggy Chapman-Andrews (Brid...

    Oh my word this book. Such beautifully poetic writing, such a topical and emotive subject, ripped straight from the headlines and given a human, heartfelt and authentic voice. A genuinely absorbing and incredibly emotional character drama centering around the aftermath of a college ...

    This is the story of a tragedy, seen through the eyes of three women. One day, a young man walks into a college in Edinburgh and kills several people, before killing himself. We see events from the points of view of D.I. Helen Birch, in charge of the case on the first day of her promot...

    The utter worthiness of this school shooting novel is very tiring, as are the constant gushings, squalls, fountains, nay, veritable typhoons of human tears on every page. Well, it's a sad subject. I suppose it?s the Scottish equivalent of We Need to Talk About That Psycho Kevin but w...

    Book reviews on www.snazzybooks.com All The Hidden Truths is a stunning, emotional read which addresses some very difficult themes with sensitivity and realism. Although classed as a crime novel, this novel feels more like a portrait of the feelings and effects of such a horrible ...

    Claire Askew's "All the Hidden Truths" is one of those books that I could see being turned into a BBC drama. It has that feel to it. The story line is very topical and the way it is told (from three points of view) makes it very emotive for a number of reasons. This isn't a story about...

    All the Hidden Truths by Claire Askew is a gripping psychological thriller about a college student walking into Three Rivers college and shooting and killing thirteen women and then himself. The story starts with Moira Summers witnessing the aftermath of an accident with a young guy ...

    This is a heartbreaking story following the aftermath of a school shooting in Scotland. Moira, the killers mother, not only has to contend with the death of her only child, but the wrath of a grief stricken community. Ashbel is the mother of Abigail whose daughter was killed and is des...

    For such a dark subject this was a great book told from 3 very different points of view. Very confronting and sad. ...

    It's been nearly a month since I finished 'All the hidden truths' by Claire Askew and I still can't get it out of my head. Is it because it was set in Edinburgh which is just across the water from my little home town in Fife? Is it because all the characters are so fully developed and ...

    Claire Askew's "All the Hidden Truths" is one of those books that I could see being turned into a BBC drama. It has that feel to it. The story line is very topical and the way it is told (from three points of view) makes it very emotive for a number of reasons. This isn't a story about...

    Oh dear. This is, I think the second time that I?ve poorly rated a book that I?ve read because of Netgalley. I did read the book to the end, and I did want to find out the ending but there were so many continuity errors that I just couldn?t quite suspend disbelief. I am sure that...

    All the Hidden Truths by Claire Askew is a powerful psychological drama and it focuses on a very topical subject which has sadly been in the news very recently. We meet three characters in this book: Moira Summers, Ishbel Hodgekiss and DI Helen Birch and the novel is told from their pe...

    All The Hidden Truths is a beautifully written and thought provoking novel that delivered a punch to my emotions. It felt so relevant to the problems we face in our society nowadays plus the current feel to the narrative felt shockingly realistic from the very beginning. The novel i...

    4.5* The three main characters are introduced individually, and the story is told from the perspective of each of them. Moira Summers is wandering aimlessly around Edinburgh until, filled with a new purpose she decides it?s time to speak to her son. Little did she know she wouldn?...

    This book follows the story of a school shooting. It focuses on three female protagonists: the mother of a victim, the mother of the shooter and the police officer in charge of the investigation. To begin with the pace is quite racy, and it's exciting. Tensions are very high, as the...

    This captivating crime novel deftly balances that perfect line between moving and gripping, tackling a topical and emotive issue that has been in the headlines a lot lately. A why-dunnit rather than a who-dunnit crime novel, you see the crime and how it happened early on, then the nove...

    A behind the headlines story that explores what happens after the tragic mass shooting until all 'The Hidden Truths' are revealed. Told from an exclusively female point of view, the stories of the teenage killer's mother, the first victim's mother and the newly promoted detective inspe...

    An immensely powerful and harrowing about the impact of a mass shooting at a college in Edinburgh on three women - the mother of one of the victims; the mother of the shooter; the police detective investigating the reasons behind this terrible act. Beautifully written and, for me, a li...

    This book follows the story of a college shooting in Edinburgh and what happens afterwards. Told by three main characters at the centre of the tale: DI Helen Birch, the detective trying to make sense of what happened; Moira Summers, the mother of Ryan, the shooter and Ishbel Hodgekiss,...

    All The Hidden Truths is a beautifully written drama about a very topical subject. No-one knows why Ryan Summers decides one morning to go and kill and maim his fellow students, all of whom are young women. The massacre takes place at a college in Edinburgh and in its aftermath we ...

    Although labelled as crime fiction, I'd call this one more of a human drama. The centre of the story is a mass shooting at an Edinburgh university, but we're dealing predominantly in the aftermath of the tragedy - the impacts on the families of both the shooter and the victims, the pol...

    It's a heart-stopping scenario we are all too familiar with hearing about from America. Twitter and the airwaves suddenly all talking about a shooting in progress at a college near you. But this time, it's not America, but Edinburgh, and for three women who had no idea they were in the...

    With thanks to Netgalley and Hodder and Stoughton for this ARC in exchange for an open and honest review. All the Hidden Truths is Claire Askew`s debut novel. Engineering student Ryan Summers went into Three Rivers college armed with a starting pistol which he had modified int...

    All the Hidden Truths may be a work of fiction. Yet with its realistic ?live? commentary, unnervingly it could be breaking news on our very own media feeds. The magnitude of this tragic event is delivered with confidence, authenticity, and from the heart. In just a few pages ...

    ? All the Hidden Truths by Claire Askew This is a book about a school shooting, a teenage boy walks into Three Rivers College and shoots 13 young women, dead. He then turns the gun on himself. This shocking event happens at the start of All the Hidden Truths, and the remaind...

  • Liz Barnsley
    Mar 11, 2018

    Wow this book was intense from the first page, it was emotional and shocking to read. We have all seen stories in the press about shootings in American schools, but this brings it home of how you would feel if you?re family was involved In the shooting or was a victim of the shooting...

    All the Hidden Truths by Claire Askew was a very disturbing and emotional story of a shooting at a college in Scotland. Twenty year old Ryan walked into his college and shot dead thirteen female students and then himself. The community are devastated and angry and the anger turns on Ry...

    'All the Hidden Truths' is Claire Askew's debut novel, inspired by real-life events happening throughout America, and is both highly compelling and utterly heartbreaking. It was the winner of the 2016 Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize, and longlisted for the 2014 Peggy Chapman-Andrews (Brid...

    Oh my word this book. Such beautifully poetic writing, such a topical and emotive subject, ripped straight from the headlines and given a human, heartfelt and authentic voice. A genuinely absorbing and incredibly emotional character drama centering around the aftermath of a college ...

  • The Hopeless Romantics Book Blog
    Jun 23, 2018

    Wow this book was intense from the first page, it was emotional and shocking to read. We have all seen stories in the press about shootings in American schools, but this brings it home of how you would feel if you?re family was involved In the shooting or was a victim of the shooting...

    All the Hidden Truths by Claire Askew was a very disturbing and emotional story of a shooting at a college in Scotland. Twenty year old Ryan walked into his college and shot dead thirteen female students and then himself. The community are devastated and angry and the anger turns on Ry...

    'All the Hidden Truths' is Claire Askew's debut novel, inspired by real-life events happening throughout America, and is both highly compelling and utterly heartbreaking. It was the winner of the 2016 Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize, and longlisted for the 2014 Peggy Chapman-Andrews (Brid...

    Oh my word this book. Such beautifully poetic writing, such a topical and emotive subject, ripped straight from the headlines and given a human, heartfelt and authentic voice. A genuinely absorbing and incredibly emotional character drama centering around the aftermath of a college ...

    This is the story of a tragedy, seen through the eyes of three women. One day, a young man walks into a college in Edinburgh and kills several people, before killing himself. We see events from the points of view of D.I. Helen Birch, in charge of the case on the first day of her promot...

    The utter worthiness of this school shooting novel is very tiring, as are the constant gushings, squalls, fountains, nay, veritable typhoons of human tears on every page. Well, it's a sad subject. I suppose it?s the Scottish equivalent of We Need to Talk About That Psycho Kevin but w...

    Book reviews on www.snazzybooks.com All The Hidden Truths is a stunning, emotional read which addresses some very difficult themes with sensitivity and realism. Although classed as a crime novel, this novel feels more like a portrait of the feelings and effects of such a horrible ...

    Claire Askew's "All the Hidden Truths" is one of those books that I could see being turned into a BBC drama. It has that feel to it. The story line is very topical and the way it is told (from three points of view) makes it very emotive for a number of reasons. This isn't a story about...

  • The Hopeless Romantics Book Blog
    Jun 23, 2018

    Wow this book was intense from the first page, it was emotional and shocking to read. We have all seen stories in the press about shootings in American schools, but this brings it home of how you would feel if you?re family was involved In the shooting or was a victim of the shooting...

    All the Hidden Truths by Claire Askew was a very disturbing and emotional story of a shooting at a college in Scotland. Twenty year old Ryan walked into his college and shot dead thirteen female students and then himself. The community are devastated and angry and the anger turns on Ry...

    'All the Hidden Truths' is Claire Askew's debut novel, inspired by real-life events happening throughout America, and is both highly compelling and utterly heartbreaking. It was the winner of the 2016 Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize, and longlisted for the 2014 Peggy Chapman-Andrews (Brid...

    Oh my word this book. Such beautifully poetic writing, such a topical and emotive subject, ripped straight from the headlines and given a human, heartfelt and authentic voice. A genuinely absorbing and incredibly emotional character drama centering around the aftermath of a college ...

    This is the story of a tragedy, seen through the eyes of three women. One day, a young man walks into a college in Edinburgh and kills several people, before killing himself. We see events from the points of view of D.I. Helen Birch, in charge of the case on the first day of her promot...

    The utter worthiness of this school shooting novel is very tiring, as are the constant gushings, squalls, fountains, nay, veritable typhoons of human tears on every page. Well, it's a sad subject. I suppose it?s the Scottish equivalent of We Need to Talk About That Psycho Kevin but w...

    Book reviews on www.snazzybooks.com All The Hidden Truths is a stunning, emotional read which addresses some very difficult themes with sensitivity and realism. Although classed as a crime novel, this novel feels more like a portrait of the feelings and effects of such a horrible ...

    Claire Askew's "All the Hidden Truths" is one of those books that I could see being turned into a BBC drama. It has that feel to it. The story line is very topical and the way it is told (from three points of view) makes it very emotive for a number of reasons. This isn't a story about...

    All the Hidden Truths by Claire Askew is a gripping psychological thriller about a college student walking into Three Rivers college and shooting and killing thirteen women and then himself. The story starts with Moira Summers witnessing the aftermath of an accident with a young guy ...

    This is a heartbreaking story following the aftermath of a school shooting in Scotland. Moira, the killers mother, not only has to contend with the death of her only child, but the wrath of a grief stricken community. Ashbel is the mother of Abigail whose daughter was killed and is des...

    For such a dark subject this was a great book told from 3 very different points of view. Very confronting and sad. ...

    It's been nearly a month since I finished 'All the hidden truths' by Claire Askew and I still can't get it out of my head. Is it because it was set in Edinburgh which is just across the water from my little home town in Fife? Is it because all the characters are so fully developed and ...

    Claire Askew's "All the Hidden Truths" is one of those books that I could see being turned into a BBC drama. It has that feel to it. The story line is very topical and the way it is told (from three points of view) makes it very emotive for a number of reasons. This isn't a story about...

  • Jane Hunt
    Aug 09, 2018

    Wow this book was intense from the first page, it was emotional and shocking to read. We have all seen stories in the press about shootings in American schools, but this brings it home of how you would feel if you?re family was involved In the shooting or was a victim of the shooting...

    All the Hidden Truths by Claire Askew was a very disturbing and emotional story of a shooting at a college in Scotland. Twenty year old Ryan walked into his college and shot dead thirteen female students and then himself. The community are devastated and angry and the anger turns on Ry...

    'All the Hidden Truths' is Claire Askew's debut novel, inspired by real-life events happening throughout America, and is both highly compelling and utterly heartbreaking. It was the winner of the 2016 Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize, and longlisted for the 2014 Peggy Chapman-Andrews (Brid...

    Oh my word this book. Such beautifully poetic writing, such a topical and emotive subject, ripped straight from the headlines and given a human, heartfelt and authentic voice. A genuinely absorbing and incredibly emotional character drama centering around the aftermath of a college ...

    This is the story of a tragedy, seen through the eyes of three women. One day, a young man walks into a college in Edinburgh and kills several people, before killing himself. We see events from the points of view of D.I. Helen Birch, in charge of the case on the first day of her promot...

    The utter worthiness of this school shooting novel is very tiring, as are the constant gushings, squalls, fountains, nay, veritable typhoons of human tears on every page. Well, it's a sad subject. I suppose it?s the Scottish equivalent of We Need to Talk About That Psycho Kevin but w...

    Book reviews on www.snazzybooks.com All The Hidden Truths is a stunning, emotional read which addresses some very difficult themes with sensitivity and realism. Although classed as a crime novel, this novel feels more like a portrait of the feelings and effects of such a horrible ...

    Claire Askew's "All the Hidden Truths" is one of those books that I could see being turned into a BBC drama. It has that feel to it. The story line is very topical and the way it is told (from three points of view) makes it very emotive for a number of reasons. This isn't a story about...

    All the Hidden Truths by Claire Askew is a gripping psychological thriller about a college student walking into Three Rivers college and shooting and killing thirteen women and then himself. The story starts with Moira Summers witnessing the aftermath of an accident with a young guy ...

    This is a heartbreaking story following the aftermath of a school shooting in Scotland. Moira, the killers mother, not only has to contend with the death of her only child, but the wrath of a grief stricken community. Ashbel is the mother of Abigail whose daughter was killed and is des...

    For such a dark subject this was a great book told from 3 very different points of view. Very confronting and sad. ...

    It's been nearly a month since I finished 'All the hidden truths' by Claire Askew and I still can't get it out of my head. Is it because it was set in Edinburgh which is just across the water from my little home town in Fife? Is it because all the characters are so fully developed and ...

    Claire Askew's "All the Hidden Truths" is one of those books that I could see being turned into a BBC drama. It has that feel to it. The story line is very topical and the way it is told (from three points of view) makes it very emotive for a number of reasons. This isn't a story about...

    Oh dear. This is, I think the second time that I?ve poorly rated a book that I?ve read because of Netgalley. I did read the book to the end, and I did want to find out the ending but there were so many continuity errors that I just couldn?t quite suspend disbelief. I am sure that...

    All the Hidden Truths by Claire Askew is a powerful psychological drama and it focuses on a very topical subject which has sadly been in the news very recently. We meet three characters in this book: Moira Summers, Ishbel Hodgekiss and DI Helen Birch and the novel is told from their pe...

    All The Hidden Truths is a beautifully written and thought provoking novel that delivered a punch to my emotions. It felt so relevant to the problems we face in our society nowadays plus the current feel to the narrative felt shockingly realistic from the very beginning. The novel i...

    4.5* The three main characters are introduced individually, and the story is told from the perspective of each of them. Moira Summers is wandering aimlessly around Edinburgh until, filled with a new purpose she decides it?s time to speak to her son. Little did she know she wouldn?...

    This book follows the story of a school shooting. It focuses on three female protagonists: the mother of a victim, the mother of the shooter and the police officer in charge of the investigation. To begin with the pace is quite racy, and it's exciting. Tensions are very high, as the...

    This captivating crime novel deftly balances that perfect line between moving and gripping, tackling a topical and emotive issue that has been in the headlines a lot lately. A why-dunnit rather than a who-dunnit crime novel, you see the crime and how it happened early on, then the nove...

    A behind the headlines story that explores what happens after the tragic mass shooting until all 'The Hidden Truths' are revealed. Told from an exclusively female point of view, the stories of the teenage killer's mother, the first victim's mother and the newly promoted detective inspe...

  • Kate Southey
    Jun 13, 2018

    Wow this book was intense from the first page, it was emotional and shocking to read. We have all seen stories in the press about shootings in American schools, but this brings it home of how you would feel if you?re family was involved In the shooting or was a victim of the shooting...

    All the Hidden Truths by Claire Askew was a very disturbing and emotional story of a shooting at a college in Scotland. Twenty year old Ryan walked into his college and shot dead thirteen female students and then himself. The community are devastated and angry and the anger turns on Ry...

    'All the Hidden Truths' is Claire Askew's debut novel, inspired by real-life events happening throughout America, and is both highly compelling and utterly heartbreaking. It was the winner of the 2016 Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize, and longlisted for the 2014 Peggy Chapman-Andrews (Brid...

    Oh my word this book. Such beautifully poetic writing, such a topical and emotive subject, ripped straight from the headlines and given a human, heartfelt and authentic voice. A genuinely absorbing and incredibly emotional character drama centering around the aftermath of a college ...

    This is the story of a tragedy, seen through the eyes of three women. One day, a young man walks into a college in Edinburgh and kills several people, before killing himself. We see events from the points of view of D.I. Helen Birch, in charge of the case on the first day of her promot...

    The utter worthiness of this school shooting novel is very tiring, as are the constant gushings, squalls, fountains, nay, veritable typhoons of human tears on every page. Well, it's a sad subject. I suppose it?s the Scottish equivalent of We Need to Talk About That Psycho Kevin but w...

    Book reviews on www.snazzybooks.com All The Hidden Truths is a stunning, emotional read which addresses some very difficult themes with sensitivity and realism. Although classed as a crime novel, this novel feels more like a portrait of the feelings and effects of such a horrible ...

    Claire Askew's "All the Hidden Truths" is one of those books that I could see being turned into a BBC drama. It has that feel to it. The story line is very topical and the way it is told (from three points of view) makes it very emotive for a number of reasons. This isn't a story about...

    All the Hidden Truths by Claire Askew is a gripping psychological thriller about a college student walking into Three Rivers college and shooting and killing thirteen women and then himself. The story starts with Moira Summers witnessing the aftermath of an accident with a young guy ...

    This is a heartbreaking story following the aftermath of a school shooting in Scotland. Moira, the killers mother, not only has to contend with the death of her only child, but the wrath of a grief stricken community. Ashbel is the mother of Abigail whose daughter was killed and is des...

    For such a dark subject this was a great book told from 3 very different points of view. Very confronting and sad. ...

    It's been nearly a month since I finished 'All the hidden truths' by Claire Askew and I still can't get it out of my head. Is it because it was set in Edinburgh which is just across the water from my little home town in Fife? Is it because all the characters are so fully developed and ...

    Claire Askew's "All the Hidden Truths" is one of those books that I could see being turned into a BBC drama. It has that feel to it. The story line is very topical and the way it is told (from three points of view) makes it very emotive for a number of reasons. This isn't a story about...

    Oh dear. This is, I think the second time that I?ve poorly rated a book that I?ve read because of Netgalley. I did read the book to the end, and I did want to find out the ending but there were so many continuity errors that I just couldn?t quite suspend disbelief. I am sure that...

  • Amanda
    Oct 01, 2018

    Wow this book was intense from the first page, it was emotional and shocking to read. We have all seen stories in the press about shootings in American schools, but this brings it home of how you would feel if you?re family was involved In the shooting or was a victim of the shooting...

  • Clare
    Aug 07, 2018

    Wow this book was intense from the first page, it was emotional and shocking to read. We have all seen stories in the press about shootings in American schools, but this brings it home of how you would feel if you?re family was involved In the shooting or was a victim of the shooting...

    All the Hidden Truths by Claire Askew was a very disturbing and emotional story of a shooting at a college in Scotland. Twenty year old Ryan walked into his college and shot dead thirteen female students and then himself. The community are devastated and angry and the anger turns on Ry...

    'All the Hidden Truths' is Claire Askew's debut novel, inspired by real-life events happening throughout America, and is both highly compelling and utterly heartbreaking. It was the winner of the 2016 Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize, and longlisted for the 2014 Peggy Chapman-Andrews (Brid...

    Oh my word this book. Such beautifully poetic writing, such a topical and emotive subject, ripped straight from the headlines and given a human, heartfelt and authentic voice. A genuinely absorbing and incredibly emotional character drama centering around the aftermath of a college ...

    This is the story of a tragedy, seen through the eyes of three women. One day, a young man walks into a college in Edinburgh and kills several people, before killing himself. We see events from the points of view of D.I. Helen Birch, in charge of the case on the first day of her promot...

    The utter worthiness of this school shooting novel is very tiring, as are the constant gushings, squalls, fountains, nay, veritable typhoons of human tears on every page. Well, it's a sad subject. I suppose it?s the Scottish equivalent of We Need to Talk About That Psycho Kevin but w...

    Book reviews on www.snazzybooks.com All The Hidden Truths is a stunning, emotional read which addresses some very difficult themes with sensitivity and realism. Although classed as a crime novel, this novel feels more like a portrait of the feelings and effects of such a horrible ...

    Claire Askew's "All the Hidden Truths" is one of those books that I could see being turned into a BBC drama. It has that feel to it. The story line is very topical and the way it is told (from three points of view) makes it very emotive for a number of reasons. This isn't a story about...

    All the Hidden Truths by Claire Askew is a gripping psychological thriller about a college student walking into Three Rivers college and shooting and killing thirteen women and then himself. The story starts with Moira Summers witnessing the aftermath of an accident with a young guy ...

    This is a heartbreaking story following the aftermath of a school shooting in Scotland. Moira, the killers mother, not only has to contend with the death of her only child, but the wrath of a grief stricken community. Ashbel is the mother of Abigail whose daughter was killed and is des...

    For such a dark subject this was a great book told from 3 very different points of view. Very confronting and sad. ...

    It's been nearly a month since I finished 'All the hidden truths' by Claire Askew and I still can't get it out of my head. Is it because it was set in Edinburgh which is just across the water from my little home town in Fife? Is it because all the characters are so fully developed and ...

    Claire Askew's "All the Hidden Truths" is one of those books that I could see being turned into a BBC drama. It has that feel to it. The story line is very topical and the way it is told (from three points of view) makes it very emotive for a number of reasons. This isn't a story about...

    Oh dear. This is, I think the second time that I?ve poorly rated a book that I?ve read because of Netgalley. I did read the book to the end, and I did want to find out the ending but there were so many continuity errors that I just couldn?t quite suspend disbelief. I am sure that...

    All the Hidden Truths by Claire Askew is a powerful psychological drama and it focuses on a very topical subject which has sadly been in the news very recently. We meet three characters in this book: Moira Summers, Ishbel Hodgekiss and DI Helen Birch and the novel is told from their pe...

    All The Hidden Truths is a beautifully written and thought provoking novel that delivered a punch to my emotions. It felt so relevant to the problems we face in our society nowadays plus the current feel to the narrative felt shockingly realistic from the very beginning. The novel i...

    4.5* The three main characters are introduced individually, and the story is told from the perspective of each of them. Moira Summers is wandering aimlessly around Edinburgh until, filled with a new purpose she decides it?s time to speak to her son. Little did she know she wouldn?...

    This book follows the story of a school shooting. It focuses on three female protagonists: the mother of a victim, the mother of the shooter and the police officer in charge of the investigation. To begin with the pace is quite racy, and it's exciting. Tensions are very high, as the...

    This captivating crime novel deftly balances that perfect line between moving and gripping, tackling a topical and emotive issue that has been in the headlines a lot lately. A why-dunnit rather than a who-dunnit crime novel, you see the crime and how it happened early on, then the nove...

    A behind the headlines story that explores what happens after the tragic mass shooting until all 'The Hidden Truths' are revealed. Told from an exclusively female point of view, the stories of the teenage killer's mother, the first victim's mother and the newly promoted detective inspe...

    An immensely powerful and harrowing about the impact of a mass shooting at a college in Edinburgh on three women - the mother of one of the victims; the mother of the shooter; the police detective investigating the reasons behind this terrible act. Beautifully written and, for me, a li...

    This book follows the story of a college shooting in Edinburgh and what happens afterwards. Told by three main characters at the centre of the tale: DI Helen Birch, the detective trying to make sense of what happened; Moira Summers, the mother of Ryan, the shooter and Ishbel Hodgekiss,...

    All The Hidden Truths is a beautifully written drama about a very topical subject. No-one knows why Ryan Summers decides one morning to go and kill and maim his fellow students, all of whom are young women. The massacre takes place at a college in Edinburgh and in its aftermath we ...

    Although labelled as crime fiction, I'd call this one more of a human drama. The centre of the story is a mass shooting at an Edinburgh university, but we're dealing predominantly in the aftermath of the tragedy - the impacts on the families of both the shooter and the victims, the pol...

    It's a heart-stopping scenario we are all too familiar with hearing about from America. Twitter and the airwaves suddenly all talking about a shooting in progress at a college near you. But this time, it's not America, but Edinburgh, and for three women who had no idea they were in the...

    With thanks to Netgalley and Hodder and Stoughton for this ARC in exchange for an open and honest review. All the Hidden Truths is Claire Askew`s debut novel. Engineering student Ryan Summers went into Three Rivers college armed with a starting pistol which he had modified int...

  • Joanne Robertson
    Aug 01, 2018

    Wow this book was intense from the first page, it was emotional and shocking to read. We have all seen stories in the press about shootings in American schools, but this brings it home of how you would feel if you?re family was involved In the shooting or was a victim of the shooting...

    All the Hidden Truths by Claire Askew was a very disturbing and emotional story of a shooting at a college in Scotland. Twenty year old Ryan walked into his college and shot dead thirteen female students and then himself. The community are devastated and angry and the anger turns on Ry...

    'All the Hidden Truths' is Claire Askew's debut novel, inspired by real-life events happening throughout America, and is both highly compelling and utterly heartbreaking. It was the winner of the 2016 Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize, and longlisted for the 2014 Peggy Chapman-Andrews (Brid...

    Oh my word this book. Such beautifully poetic writing, such a topical and emotive subject, ripped straight from the headlines and given a human, heartfelt and authentic voice. A genuinely absorbing and incredibly emotional character drama centering around the aftermath of a college ...

    This is the story of a tragedy, seen through the eyes of three women. One day, a young man walks into a college in Edinburgh and kills several people, before killing himself. We see events from the points of view of D.I. Helen Birch, in charge of the case on the first day of her promot...

    The utter worthiness of this school shooting novel is very tiring, as are the constant gushings, squalls, fountains, nay, veritable typhoons of human tears on every page. Well, it's a sad subject. I suppose it?s the Scottish equivalent of We Need to Talk About That Psycho Kevin but w...

    Book reviews on www.snazzybooks.com All The Hidden Truths is a stunning, emotional read which addresses some very difficult themes with sensitivity and realism. Although classed as a crime novel, this novel feels more like a portrait of the feelings and effects of such a horrible ...

    Claire Askew's "All the Hidden Truths" is one of those books that I could see being turned into a BBC drama. It has that feel to it. The story line is very topical and the way it is told (from three points of view) makes it very emotive for a number of reasons. This isn't a story about...

    All the Hidden Truths by Claire Askew is a gripping psychological thriller about a college student walking into Three Rivers college and shooting and killing thirteen women and then himself. The story starts with Moira Summers witnessing the aftermath of an accident with a young guy ...

    This is a heartbreaking story following the aftermath of a school shooting in Scotland. Moira, the killers mother, not only has to contend with the death of her only child, but the wrath of a grief stricken community. Ashbel is the mother of Abigail whose daughter was killed and is des...

    For such a dark subject this was a great book told from 3 very different points of view. Very confronting and sad. ...

    It's been nearly a month since I finished 'All the hidden truths' by Claire Askew and I still can't get it out of my head. Is it because it was set in Edinburgh which is just across the water from my little home town in Fife? Is it because all the characters are so fully developed and ...

    Claire Askew's "All the Hidden Truths" is one of those books that I could see being turned into a BBC drama. It has that feel to it. The story line is very topical and the way it is told (from three points of view) makes it very emotive for a number of reasons. This isn't a story about...

    Oh dear. This is, I think the second time that I?ve poorly rated a book that I?ve read because of Netgalley. I did read the book to the end, and I did want to find out the ending but there were so many continuity errors that I just couldn?t quite suspend disbelief. I am sure that...

    All the Hidden Truths by Claire Askew is a powerful psychological drama and it focuses on a very topical subject which has sadly been in the news very recently. We meet three characters in this book: Moira Summers, Ishbel Hodgekiss and DI Helen Birch and the novel is told from their pe...

    All The Hidden Truths is a beautifully written and thought provoking novel that delivered a punch to my emotions. It felt so relevant to the problems we face in our society nowadays plus the current feel to the narrative felt shockingly realistic from the very beginning. The novel i...

  • Mandy White
    Oct 11, 2018

    Wow this book was intense from the first page, it was emotional and shocking to read. We have all seen stories in the press about shootings in American schools, but this brings it home of how you would feel if you?re family was involved In the shooting or was a victim of the shooting...

    All the Hidden Truths by Claire Askew was a very disturbing and emotional story of a shooting at a college in Scotland. Twenty year old Ryan walked into his college and shot dead thirteen female students and then himself. The community are devastated and angry and the anger turns on Ry...

    'All the Hidden Truths' is Claire Askew's debut novel, inspired by real-life events happening throughout America, and is both highly compelling and utterly heartbreaking. It was the winner of the 2016 Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize, and longlisted for the 2014 Peggy Chapman-Andrews (Brid...

    Oh my word this book. Such beautifully poetic writing, such a topical and emotive subject, ripped straight from the headlines and given a human, heartfelt and authentic voice. A genuinely absorbing and incredibly emotional character drama centering around the aftermath of a college ...

    This is the story of a tragedy, seen through the eyes of three women. One day, a young man walks into a college in Edinburgh and kills several people, before killing himself. We see events from the points of view of D.I. Helen Birch, in charge of the case on the first day of her promot...

    The utter worthiness of this school shooting novel is very tiring, as are the constant gushings, squalls, fountains, nay, veritable typhoons of human tears on every page. Well, it's a sad subject. I suppose it?s the Scottish equivalent of We Need to Talk About That Psycho Kevin but w...

    Book reviews on www.snazzybooks.com All The Hidden Truths is a stunning, emotional read which addresses some very difficult themes with sensitivity and realism. Although classed as a crime novel, this novel feels more like a portrait of the feelings and effects of such a horrible ...

    Claire Askew's "All the Hidden Truths" is one of those books that I could see being turned into a BBC drama. It has that feel to it. The story line is very topical and the way it is told (from three points of view) makes it very emotive for a number of reasons. This isn't a story about...

    All the Hidden Truths by Claire Askew is a gripping psychological thriller about a college student walking into Three Rivers college and shooting and killing thirteen women and then himself. The story starts with Moira Summers witnessing the aftermath of an accident with a young guy ...

    This is a heartbreaking story following the aftermath of a school shooting in Scotland. Moira, the killers mother, not only has to contend with the death of her only child, but the wrath of a grief stricken community. Ashbel is the mother of Abigail whose daughter was killed and is des...

    For such a dark subject this was a great book told from 3 very different points of view. Very confronting and sad. ...

  • Jacob Collins
    Mar 31, 2018

    Wow this book was intense from the first page, it was emotional and shocking to read. We have all seen stories in the press about shootings in American schools, but this brings it home of how you would feel if you?re family was involved In the shooting or was a victim of the shooting...

    All the Hidden Truths by Claire Askew was a very disturbing and emotional story of a shooting at a college in Scotland. Twenty year old Ryan walked into his college and shot dead thirteen female students and then himself. The community are devastated and angry and the anger turns on Ry...

    'All the Hidden Truths' is Claire Askew's debut novel, inspired by real-life events happening throughout America, and is both highly compelling and utterly heartbreaking. It was the winner of the 2016 Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize, and longlisted for the 2014 Peggy Chapman-Andrews (Brid...

    Oh my word this book. Such beautifully poetic writing, such a topical and emotive subject, ripped straight from the headlines and given a human, heartfelt and authentic voice. A genuinely absorbing and incredibly emotional character drama centering around the aftermath of a college ...

    This is the story of a tragedy, seen through the eyes of three women. One day, a young man walks into a college in Edinburgh and kills several people, before killing himself. We see events from the points of view of D.I. Helen Birch, in charge of the case on the first day of her promot...

    The utter worthiness of this school shooting novel is very tiring, as are the constant gushings, squalls, fountains, nay, veritable typhoons of human tears on every page. Well, it's a sad subject. I suppose it?s the Scottish equivalent of We Need to Talk About That Psycho Kevin but w...

    Book reviews on www.snazzybooks.com All The Hidden Truths is a stunning, emotional read which addresses some very difficult themes with sensitivity and realism. Although classed as a crime novel, this novel feels more like a portrait of the feelings and effects of such a horrible ...

    Claire Askew's "All the Hidden Truths" is one of those books that I could see being turned into a BBC drama. It has that feel to it. The story line is very topical and the way it is told (from three points of view) makes it very emotive for a number of reasons. This isn't a story about...

    All the Hidden Truths by Claire Askew is a gripping psychological thriller about a college student walking into Three Rivers college and shooting and killing thirteen women and then himself. The story starts with Moira Summers witnessing the aftermath of an accident with a young guy ...

    This is a heartbreaking story following the aftermath of a school shooting in Scotland. Moira, the killers mother, not only has to contend with the death of her only child, but the wrath of a grief stricken community. Ashbel is the mother of Abigail whose daughter was killed and is des...

    For such a dark subject this was a great book told from 3 very different points of view. Very confronting and sad. ...

    It's been nearly a month since I finished 'All the hidden truths' by Claire Askew and I still can't get it out of my head. Is it because it was set in Edinburgh which is just across the water from my little home town in Fife? Is it because all the characters are so fully developed and ...

    Claire Askew's "All the Hidden Truths" is one of those books that I could see being turned into a BBC drama. It has that feel to it. The story line is very topical and the way it is told (from three points of view) makes it very emotive for a number of reasons. This isn't a story about...

    Oh dear. This is, I think the second time that I?ve poorly rated a book that I?ve read because of Netgalley. I did read the book to the end, and I did want to find out the ending but there were so many continuity errors that I just couldn?t quite suspend disbelief. I am sure that...

    All the Hidden Truths by Claire Askew is a powerful psychological drama and it focuses on a very topical subject which has sadly been in the news very recently. We meet three characters in this book: Moira Summers, Ishbel Hodgekiss and DI Helen Birch and the novel is told from their pe...

  • Wendy
    Jun 15, 2018

    Wow this book was intense from the first page, it was emotional and shocking to read. We have all seen stories in the press about shootings in American schools, but this brings it home of how you would feel if you?re family was involved In the shooting or was a victim of the shooting...

    All the Hidden Truths by Claire Askew was a very disturbing and emotional story of a shooting at a college in Scotland. Twenty year old Ryan walked into his college and shot dead thirteen female students and then himself. The community are devastated and angry and the anger turns on Ry...

    'All the Hidden Truths' is Claire Askew's debut novel, inspired by real-life events happening throughout America, and is both highly compelling and utterly heartbreaking. It was the winner of the 2016 Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize, and longlisted for the 2014 Peggy Chapman-Andrews (Brid...

    Oh my word this book. Such beautifully poetic writing, such a topical and emotive subject, ripped straight from the headlines and given a human, heartfelt and authentic voice. A genuinely absorbing and incredibly emotional character drama centering around the aftermath of a college ...

    This is the story of a tragedy, seen through the eyes of three women. One day, a young man walks into a college in Edinburgh and kills several people, before killing himself. We see events from the points of view of D.I. Helen Birch, in charge of the case on the first day of her promot...

    The utter worthiness of this school shooting novel is very tiring, as are the constant gushings, squalls, fountains, nay, veritable typhoons of human tears on every page. Well, it's a sad subject. I suppose it?s the Scottish equivalent of We Need to Talk About That Psycho Kevin but w...

    Book reviews on www.snazzybooks.com All The Hidden Truths is a stunning, emotional read which addresses some very difficult themes with sensitivity and realism. Although classed as a crime novel, this novel feels more like a portrait of the feelings and effects of such a horrible ...

    Claire Askew's "All the Hidden Truths" is one of those books that I could see being turned into a BBC drama. It has that feel to it. The story line is very topical and the way it is told (from three points of view) makes it very emotive for a number of reasons. This isn't a story about...

    All the Hidden Truths by Claire Askew is a gripping psychological thriller about a college student walking into Three Rivers college and shooting and killing thirteen women and then himself. The story starts with Moira Summers witnessing the aftermath of an accident with a young guy ...

    This is a heartbreaking story following the aftermath of a school shooting in Scotland. Moira, the killers mother, not only has to contend with the death of her only child, but the wrath of a grief stricken community. Ashbel is the mother of Abigail whose daughter was killed and is des...

    For such a dark subject this was a great book told from 3 very different points of view. Very confronting and sad. ...

    It's been nearly a month since I finished 'All the hidden truths' by Claire Askew and I still can't get it out of my head. Is it because it was set in Edinburgh which is just across the water from my little home town in Fife? Is it because all the characters are so fully developed and ...

    Claire Askew's "All the Hidden Truths" is one of those books that I could see being turned into a BBC drama. It has that feel to it. The story line is very topical and the way it is told (from three points of view) makes it very emotive for a number of reasons. This isn't a story about...

    Oh dear. This is, I think the second time that I?ve poorly rated a book that I?ve read because of Netgalley. I did read the book to the end, and I did want to find out the ending but there were so many continuity errors that I just couldn?t quite suspend disbelief. I am sure that...

    All the Hidden Truths by Claire Askew is a powerful psychological drama and it focuses on a very topical subject which has sadly been in the news very recently. We meet three characters in this book: Moira Summers, Ishbel Hodgekiss and DI Helen Birch and the novel is told from their pe...

    All The Hidden Truths is a beautifully written and thought provoking novel that delivered a punch to my emotions. It felt so relevant to the problems we face in our society nowadays plus the current feel to the narrative felt shockingly realistic from the very beginning. The novel i...

    4.5* The three main characters are introduced individually, and the story is told from the perspective of each of them. Moira Summers is wandering aimlessly around Edinburgh until, filled with a new purpose she decides it?s time to speak to her son. Little did she know she wouldn?...

    This book follows the story of a school shooting. It focuses on three female protagonists: the mother of a victim, the mother of the shooter and the police officer in charge of the investigation. To begin with the pace is quite racy, and it's exciting. Tensions are very high, as the...

    This captivating crime novel deftly balances that perfect line between moving and gripping, tackling a topical and emotive issue that has been in the headlines a lot lately. A why-dunnit rather than a who-dunnit crime novel, you see the crime and how it happened early on, then the nove...

    A behind the headlines story that explores what happens after the tragic mass shooting until all 'The Hidden Truths' are revealed. Told from an exclusively female point of view, the stories of the teenage killer's mother, the first victim's mother and the newly promoted detective inspe...

    An immensely powerful and harrowing about the impact of a mass shooting at a college in Edinburgh on three women - the mother of one of the victims; the mother of the shooter; the police detective investigating the reasons behind this terrible act. Beautifully written and, for me, a li...

    This book follows the story of a college shooting in Edinburgh and what happens afterwards. Told by three main characters at the centre of the tale: DI Helen Birch, the detective trying to make sense of what happened; Moira Summers, the mother of Ryan, the shooter and Ishbel Hodgekiss,...

    All The Hidden Truths is a beautifully written drama about a very topical subject. No-one knows why Ryan Summers decides one morning to go and kill and maim his fellow students, all of whom are young women. The massacre takes place at a college in Edinburgh and in its aftermath we ...

    Although labelled as crime fiction, I'd call this one more of a human drama. The centre of the story is a mass shooting at an Edinburgh university, but we're dealing predominantly in the aftermath of the tragedy - the impacts on the families of both the shooter and the victims, the pol...

    It's a heart-stopping scenario we are all too familiar with hearing about from America. Twitter and the airwaves suddenly all talking about a shooting in progress at a college near you. But this time, it's not America, but Edinburgh, and for three women who had no idea they were in the...

    With thanks to Netgalley and Hodder and Stoughton for this ARC in exchange for an open and honest review. All the Hidden Truths is Claire Askew`s debut novel. Engineering student Ryan Summers went into Three Rivers college armed with a starting pistol which he had modified int...

    All the Hidden Truths may be a work of fiction. Yet with its realistic ?live? commentary, unnervingly it could be breaking news on our very own media feeds. The magnitude of this tragic event is delivered with confidence, authenticity, and from the heart. In just a few pages ...

  • Jay Dwight
    Aug 06, 2018

    Wow this book was intense from the first page, it was emotional and shocking to read. We have all seen stories in the press about shootings in American schools, but this brings it home of how you would feel if you?re family was involved In the shooting or was a victim of the shooting...

    All the Hidden Truths by Claire Askew was a very disturbing and emotional story of a shooting at a college in Scotland. Twenty year old Ryan walked into his college and shot dead thirteen female students and then himself. The community are devastated and angry and the anger turns on Ry...

    'All the Hidden Truths' is Claire Askew's debut novel, inspired by real-life events happening throughout America, and is both highly compelling and utterly heartbreaking. It was the winner of the 2016 Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize, and longlisted for the 2014 Peggy Chapman-Andrews (Brid...

    Oh my word this book. Such beautifully poetic writing, such a topical and emotive subject, ripped straight from the headlines and given a human, heartfelt and authentic voice. A genuinely absorbing and incredibly emotional character drama centering around the aftermath of a college ...

    This is the story of a tragedy, seen through the eyes of three women. One day, a young man walks into a college in Edinburgh and kills several people, before killing himself. We see events from the points of view of D.I. Helen Birch, in charge of the case on the first day of her promot...

    The utter worthiness of this school shooting novel is very tiring, as are the constant gushings, squalls, fountains, nay, veritable typhoons of human tears on every page. Well, it's a sad subject. I suppose it?s the Scottish equivalent of We Need to Talk About That Psycho Kevin but w...

    Book reviews on www.snazzybooks.com All The Hidden Truths is a stunning, emotional read which addresses some very difficult themes with sensitivity and realism. Although classed as a crime novel, this novel feels more like a portrait of the feelings and effects of such a horrible ...

    Claire Askew's "All the Hidden Truths" is one of those books that I could see being turned into a BBC drama. It has that feel to it. The story line is very topical and the way it is told (from three points of view) makes it very emotive for a number of reasons. This isn't a story about...

    All the Hidden Truths by Claire Askew is a gripping psychological thriller about a college student walking into Three Rivers college and shooting and killing thirteen women and then himself. The story starts with Moira Summers witnessing the aftermath of an accident with a young guy ...

    This is a heartbreaking story following the aftermath of a school shooting in Scotland. Moira, the killers mother, not only has to contend with the death of her only child, but the wrath of a grief stricken community. Ashbel is the mother of Abigail whose daughter was killed and is des...

    For such a dark subject this was a great book told from 3 very different points of view. Very confronting and sad. ...

    It's been nearly a month since I finished 'All the hidden truths' by Claire Askew and I still can't get it out of my head. Is it because it was set in Edinburgh which is just across the water from my little home town in Fife? Is it because all the characters are so fully developed and ...

    Claire Askew's "All the Hidden Truths" is one of those books that I could see being turned into a BBC drama. It has that feel to it. The story line is very topical and the way it is told (from three points of view) makes it very emotive for a number of reasons. This isn't a story about...

    Oh dear. This is, I think the second time that I?ve poorly rated a book that I?ve read because of Netgalley. I did read the book to the end, and I did want to find out the ending but there were so many continuity errors that I just couldn?t quite suspend disbelief. I am sure that...

    All the Hidden Truths by Claire Askew is a powerful psychological drama and it focuses on a very topical subject which has sadly been in the news very recently. We meet three characters in this book: Moira Summers, Ishbel Hodgekiss and DI Helen Birch and the novel is told from their pe...

    All The Hidden Truths is a beautifully written and thought provoking novel that delivered a punch to my emotions. It felt so relevant to the problems we face in our society nowadays plus the current feel to the narrative felt shockingly realistic from the very beginning. The novel i...

    4.5* The three main characters are introduced individually, and the story is told from the perspective of each of them. Moira Summers is wandering aimlessly around Edinburgh until, filled with a new purpose she decides it?s time to speak to her son. Little did she know she wouldn?...

    This book follows the story of a school shooting. It focuses on three female protagonists: the mother of a victim, the mother of the shooter and the police officer in charge of the investigation. To begin with the pace is quite racy, and it's exciting. Tensions are very high, as the...

    This captivating crime novel deftly balances that perfect line between moving and gripping, tackling a topical and emotive issue that has been in the headlines a lot lately. A why-dunnit rather than a who-dunnit crime novel, you see the crime and how it happened early on, then the nove...

    A behind the headlines story that explores what happens after the tragic mass shooting until all 'The Hidden Truths' are revealed. Told from an exclusively female point of view, the stories of the teenage killer's mother, the first victim's mother and the newly promoted detective inspe...

    An immensely powerful and harrowing about the impact of a mass shooting at a college in Edinburgh on three women - the mother of one of the victims; the mother of the shooter; the police detective investigating the reasons behind this terrible act. Beautifully written and, for me, a li...

    This book follows the story of a college shooting in Edinburgh and what happens afterwards. Told by three main characters at the centre of the tale: DI Helen Birch, the detective trying to make sense of what happened; Moira Summers, the mother of Ryan, the shooter and Ishbel Hodgekiss,...

    All The Hidden Truths is a beautifully written drama about a very topical subject. No-one knows why Ryan Summers decides one morning to go and kill and maim his fellow students, all of whom are young women. The massacre takes place at a college in Edinburgh and in its aftermath we ...

    Although labelled as crime fiction, I'd call this one more of a human drama. The centre of the story is a mass shooting at an Edinburgh university, but we're dealing predominantly in the aftermath of the tragedy - the impacts on the families of both the shooter and the victims, the pol...

  • Lou
    Aug 08, 2018

    Wow this book was intense from the first page, it was emotional and shocking to read. We have all seen stories in the press about shootings in American schools, but this brings it home of how you would feel if you?re family was involved In the shooting or was a victim of the shooting...

    All the Hidden Truths by Claire Askew was a very disturbing and emotional story of a shooting at a college in Scotland. Twenty year old Ryan walked into his college and shot dead thirteen female students and then himself. The community are devastated and angry and the anger turns on Ry...

    'All the Hidden Truths' is Claire Askew's debut novel, inspired by real-life events happening throughout America, and is both highly compelling and utterly heartbreaking. It was the winner of the 2016 Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize, and longlisted for the 2014 Peggy Chapman-Andrews (Brid...

  • peggy
    Aug 09, 2018

    Wow this book was intense from the first page, it was emotional and shocking to read. We have all seen stories in the press about shootings in American schools, but this brings it home of how you would feel if you?re family was involved In the shooting or was a victim of the shooting...

    All the Hidden Truths by Claire Askew was a very disturbing and emotional story of a shooting at a college in Scotland. Twenty year old Ryan walked into his college and shot dead thirteen female students and then himself. The community are devastated and angry and the anger turns on Ry...

    'All the Hidden Truths' is Claire Askew's debut novel, inspired by real-life events happening throughout America, and is both highly compelling and utterly heartbreaking. It was the winner of the 2016 Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize, and longlisted for the 2014 Peggy Chapman-Andrews (Brid...

    Oh my word this book. Such beautifully poetic writing, such a topical and emotive subject, ripped straight from the headlines and given a human, heartfelt and authentic voice. A genuinely absorbing and incredibly emotional character drama centering around the aftermath of a college ...

    This is the story of a tragedy, seen through the eyes of three women. One day, a young man walks into a college in Edinburgh and kills several people, before killing himself. We see events from the points of view of D.I. Helen Birch, in charge of the case on the first day of her promot...

    The utter worthiness of this school shooting novel is very tiring, as are the constant gushings, squalls, fountains, nay, veritable typhoons of human tears on every page. Well, it's a sad subject. I suppose it?s the Scottish equivalent of We Need to Talk About That Psycho Kevin but w...

    Book reviews on www.snazzybooks.com All The Hidden Truths is a stunning, emotional read which addresses some very difficult themes with sensitivity and realism. Although classed as a crime novel, this novel feels more like a portrait of the feelings and effects of such a horrible ...

    Claire Askew's "All the Hidden Truths" is one of those books that I could see being turned into a BBC drama. It has that feel to it. The story line is very topical and the way it is told (from three points of view) makes it very emotive for a number of reasons. This isn't a story about...

    All the Hidden Truths by Claire Askew is a gripping psychological thriller about a college student walking into Three Rivers college and shooting and killing thirteen women and then himself. The story starts with Moira Summers witnessing the aftermath of an accident with a young guy ...

    This is a heartbreaking story following the aftermath of a school shooting in Scotland. Moira, the killers mother, not only has to contend with the death of her only child, but the wrath of a grief stricken community. Ashbel is the mother of Abigail whose daughter was killed and is des...

    For such a dark subject this was a great book told from 3 very different points of view. Very confronting and sad. ...

    It's been nearly a month since I finished 'All the hidden truths' by Claire Askew and I still can't get it out of my head. Is it because it was set in Edinburgh which is just across the water from my little home town in Fife? Is it because all the characters are so fully developed and ...

    Claire Askew's "All the Hidden Truths" is one of those books that I could see being turned into a BBC drama. It has that feel to it. The story line is very topical and the way it is told (from three points of view) makes it very emotive for a number of reasons. This isn't a story about...

    Oh dear. This is, I think the second time that I?ve poorly rated a book that I?ve read because of Netgalley. I did read the book to the end, and I did want to find out the ending but there were so many continuity errors that I just couldn?t quite suspend disbelief. I am sure that...

    All the Hidden Truths by Claire Askew is a powerful psychological drama and it focuses on a very topical subject which has sadly been in the news very recently. We meet three characters in this book: Moira Summers, Ishbel Hodgekiss and DI Helen Birch and the novel is told from their pe...

    All The Hidden Truths is a beautifully written and thought provoking novel that delivered a punch to my emotions. It felt so relevant to the problems we face in our society nowadays plus the current feel to the narrative felt shockingly realistic from the very beginning. The novel i...

    4.5* The three main characters are introduced individually, and the story is told from the perspective of each of them. Moira Summers is wandering aimlessly around Edinburgh until, filled with a new purpose she decides it?s time to speak to her son. Little did she know she wouldn?...

    This book follows the story of a school shooting. It focuses on three female protagonists: the mother of a victim, the mother of the shooter and the police officer in charge of the investigation. To begin with the pace is quite racy, and it's exciting. Tensions are very high, as the...

    This captivating crime novel deftly balances that perfect line between moving and gripping, tackling a topical and emotive issue that has been in the headlines a lot lately. A why-dunnit rather than a who-dunnit crime novel, you see the crime and how it happened early on, then the nove...

    A behind the headlines story that explores what happens after the tragic mass shooting until all 'The Hidden Truths' are revealed. Told from an exclusively female point of view, the stories of the teenage killer's mother, the first victim's mother and the newly promoted detective inspe...

    An immensely powerful and harrowing about the impact of a mass shooting at a college in Edinburgh on three women - the mother of one of the victims; the mother of the shooter; the police detective investigating the reasons behind this terrible act. Beautifully written and, for me, a li...

    This book follows the story of a college shooting in Edinburgh and what happens afterwards. Told by three main characters at the centre of the tale: DI Helen Birch, the detective trying to make sense of what happened; Moira Summers, the mother of Ryan, the shooter and Ishbel Hodgekiss,...

    All The Hidden Truths is a beautifully written drama about a very topical subject. No-one knows why Ryan Summers decides one morning to go and kill and maim his fellow students, all of whom are young women. The massacre takes place at a college in Edinburgh and in its aftermath we ...

    Although labelled as crime fiction, I'd call this one more of a human drama. The centre of the story is a mass shooting at an Edinburgh university, but we're dealing predominantly in the aftermath of the tragedy - the impacts on the families of both the shooter and the victims, the pol...

    It's a heart-stopping scenario we are all too familiar with hearing about from America. Twitter and the airwaves suddenly all talking about a shooting in progress at a college near you. But this time, it's not America, but Edinburgh, and for three women who had no idea they were in the...

    With thanks to Netgalley and Hodder and Stoughton for this ARC in exchange for an open and honest review. All the Hidden Truths is Claire Askew`s debut novel. Engineering student Ryan Summers went into Three Rivers college armed with a starting pistol which he had modified int...

    All the Hidden Truths may be a work of fiction. Yet with its realistic ?live? commentary, unnervingly it could be breaking news on our very own media feeds. The magnitude of this tragic event is delivered with confidence, authenticity, and from the heart. In just a few pages ...

    ? All the Hidden Truths by Claire Askew This is a book about a school shooting, a teenage boy walks into Three Rivers College and shoots 13 young women, dead. He then turns the gun on himself. This shocking event happens at the start of All the Hidden Truths, and the remaind...

    This captivating crime novel deftly balances that perfect line between moving and gripping, tackling a topical and emotive issue that has been in the headlines a lot lately. A why-dunnit rather than a who-dunnit crime novel, you see the crime and how it happened early on, then the nove...

    Three Rivers College is the scene of a mass shooting. Thirteen women have been killed and the shooter Ryan Summers has killed himself. DIHelen Birch is the first on the scene, this is her first case since being promoted .The aftermath will reveal hidden secrets of those involved in thi...

  • Alexis
    Aug 09, 2018

    Wow this book was intense from the first page, it was emotional and shocking to read. We have all seen stories in the press about shootings in American schools, but this brings it home of how you would feel if you?re family was involved In the shooting or was a victim of the shooting...

    All the Hidden Truths by Claire Askew was a very disturbing and emotional story of a shooting at a college in Scotland. Twenty year old Ryan walked into his college and shot dead thirteen female students and then himself. The community are devastated and angry and the anger turns on Ry...

    'All the Hidden Truths' is Claire Askew's debut novel, inspired by real-life events happening throughout America, and is both highly compelling and utterly heartbreaking. It was the winner of the 2016 Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize, and longlisted for the 2014 Peggy Chapman-Andrews (Brid...

    Oh my word this book. Such beautifully poetic writing, such a topical and emotive subject, ripped straight from the headlines and given a human, heartfelt and authentic voice. A genuinely absorbing and incredibly emotional character drama centering around the aftermath of a college ...

    This is the story of a tragedy, seen through the eyes of three women. One day, a young man walks into a college in Edinburgh and kills several people, before killing himself. We see events from the points of view of D.I. Helen Birch, in charge of the case on the first day of her promot...

    The utter worthiness of this school shooting novel is very tiring, as are the constant gushings, squalls, fountains, nay, veritable typhoons of human tears on every page. Well, it's a sad subject. I suppose it?s the Scottish equivalent of We Need to Talk About That Psycho Kevin but w...

    Book reviews on www.snazzybooks.com All The Hidden Truths is a stunning, emotional read which addresses some very difficult themes with sensitivity and realism. Although classed as a crime novel, this novel feels more like a portrait of the feelings and effects of such a horrible ...

    Claire Askew's "All the Hidden Truths" is one of those books that I could see being turned into a BBC drama. It has that feel to it. The story line is very topical and the way it is told (from three points of view) makes it very emotive for a number of reasons. This isn't a story about...

    All the Hidden Truths by Claire Askew is a gripping psychological thriller about a college student walking into Three Rivers college and shooting and killing thirteen women and then himself. The story starts with Moira Summers witnessing the aftermath of an accident with a young guy ...

    This is a heartbreaking story following the aftermath of a school shooting in Scotland. Moira, the killers mother, not only has to contend with the death of her only child, but the wrath of a grief stricken community. Ashbel is the mother of Abigail whose daughter was killed and is des...

    For such a dark subject this was a great book told from 3 very different points of view. Very confronting and sad. ...

    It's been nearly a month since I finished 'All the hidden truths' by Claire Askew and I still can't get it out of my head. Is it because it was set in Edinburgh which is just across the water from my little home town in Fife? Is it because all the characters are so fully developed and ...

    Claire Askew's "All the Hidden Truths" is one of those books that I could see being turned into a BBC drama. It has that feel to it. The story line is very topical and the way it is told (from three points of view) makes it very emotive for a number of reasons. This isn't a story about...

    Oh dear. This is, I think the second time that I?ve poorly rated a book that I?ve read because of Netgalley. I did read the book to the end, and I did want to find out the ending but there were so many continuity errors that I just couldn?t quite suspend disbelief. I am sure that...

    All the Hidden Truths by Claire Askew is a powerful psychological drama and it focuses on a very topical subject which has sadly been in the news very recently. We meet three characters in this book: Moira Summers, Ishbel Hodgekiss and DI Helen Birch and the novel is told from their pe...

    All The Hidden Truths is a beautifully written and thought provoking novel that delivered a punch to my emotions. It felt so relevant to the problems we face in our society nowadays plus the current feel to the narrative felt shockingly realistic from the very beginning. The novel i...

    4.5* The three main characters are introduced individually, and the story is told from the perspective of each of them. Moira Summers is wandering aimlessly around Edinburgh until, filled with a new purpose she decides it?s time to speak to her son. Little did she know she wouldn?...

    This book follows the story of a school shooting. It focuses on three female protagonists: the mother of a victim, the mother of the shooter and the police officer in charge of the investigation. To begin with the pace is quite racy, and it's exciting. Tensions are very high, as the...

  • Pauline
    Jun 25, 2018

    Wow this book was intense from the first page, it was emotional and shocking to read. We have all seen stories in the press about shootings in American schools, but this brings it home of how you would feel if you?re family was involved In the shooting or was a victim of the shooting...

    All the Hidden Truths by Claire Askew was a very disturbing and emotional story of a shooting at a college in Scotland. Twenty year old Ryan walked into his college and shot dead thirteen female students and then himself. The community are devastated and angry and the anger turns on Ry...

  • Zoe Mann
    Aug 21, 2018

    Wow this book was intense from the first page, it was emotional and shocking to read. We have all seen stories in the press about shootings in American schools, but this brings it home of how you would feel if you?re family was involved In the shooting or was a victim of the shooting...

    All the Hidden Truths by Claire Askew was a very disturbing and emotional story of a shooting at a college in Scotland. Twenty year old Ryan walked into his college and shot dead thirteen female students and then himself. The community are devastated and angry and the anger turns on Ry...

    'All the Hidden Truths' is Claire Askew's debut novel, inspired by real-life events happening throughout America, and is both highly compelling and utterly heartbreaking. It was the winner of the 2016 Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize, and longlisted for the 2014 Peggy Chapman-Andrews (Brid...

    Oh my word this book. Such beautifully poetic writing, such a topical and emotive subject, ripped straight from the headlines and given a human, heartfelt and authentic voice. A genuinely absorbing and incredibly emotional character drama centering around the aftermath of a college ...

    This is the story of a tragedy, seen through the eyes of three women. One day, a young man walks into a college in Edinburgh and kills several people, before killing himself. We see events from the points of view of D.I. Helen Birch, in charge of the case on the first day of her promot...

    The utter worthiness of this school shooting novel is very tiring, as are the constant gushings, squalls, fountains, nay, veritable typhoons of human tears on every page. Well, it's a sad subject. I suppose it?s the Scottish equivalent of We Need to Talk About That Psycho Kevin but w...

    Book reviews on www.snazzybooks.com All The Hidden Truths is a stunning, emotional read which addresses some very difficult themes with sensitivity and realism. Although classed as a crime novel, this novel feels more like a portrait of the feelings and effects of such a horrible ...

    Claire Askew's "All the Hidden Truths" is one of those books that I could see being turned into a BBC drama. It has that feel to it. The story line is very topical and the way it is told (from three points of view) makes it very emotive for a number of reasons. This isn't a story about...

    All the Hidden Truths by Claire Askew is a gripping psychological thriller about a college student walking into Three Rivers college and shooting and killing thirteen women and then himself. The story starts with Moira Summers witnessing the aftermath of an accident with a young guy ...

    This is a heartbreaking story following the aftermath of a school shooting in Scotland. Moira, the killers mother, not only has to contend with the death of her only child, but the wrath of a grief stricken community. Ashbel is the mother of Abigail whose daughter was killed and is des...

    For such a dark subject this was a great book told from 3 very different points of view. Very confronting and sad. ...

    It's been nearly a month since I finished 'All the hidden truths' by Claire Askew and I still can't get it out of my head. Is it because it was set in Edinburgh which is just across the water from my little home town in Fife? Is it because all the characters are so fully developed and ...